See also chaldron, especially for coal measures. chart symbol


In Scotland, 12ᵗʰ – ? centuries, a unit of dry capacity, = 16 bolls of 4 firlots each. For wheat, peas, beans, rye, grass seed and salt, about 2324.9 liters; for barley, oats and malt, about 3362.5 liters.


Chalder, a chalder of victual consists of 16 bolls.

William Bell. A Dictionary and Digest of the Law of Scotland
Revised and corrected by George Ross.
Edinburgh: Bell and Bradfute, 1861.
Page 150.


Probably a synonym for chaldron.



Schedule of murage chargeable on divers goods.

for every “chaldre” of coals ½d.;

Reginald R. Sharpe, editor.
Calendar of Letter-Books Preserved among the Archives of the City of London at the Guildhall.
Letter-Book H. Circa A.D. 1375-1399.

London: Printed by John Edward Francis, 1907.
Page 298.
Probably written 1386.


Lime the chalder

“A Subsidy granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage and other summes of Money payable upon Merchandize Exported and Imported.”
A statute from the 12th year of Charles II, 1660. The selection is from the Booke of Rates, which is not part of the statute proper but developed from it. Both are printed in:
Statutes of the Realm, Volume 5: 1628-80, John Raithby, editor.
London: 1819.

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