bescia [Latin]

In Lincolnshire, England, in the Middle Ages, a unit of land area in turf cutting. The amount of land a man with a spade could dig between May first and August first.

W. H. Prior.
Notes on the weights and measures of Medieval England.
Bulletin du Cange. Archivvm Latinitatis Medii Aevi, vol. 1.
Paris: Librairie Ancienne Edouard Champion, 1924.
Page 150. Prior cites
N. Neilson.
A Terrier of Fleet, Lincs.
Brit. Acad. Rec. of Social and Economic History, IV, 1920.
Page 184:

Bescia est quod per unam Vangam potest foderi annuatim a festo apostolorum Philippi et Jacobi usque ad festum Sancti Petri uincula.


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