In Normandy, a unit of land area, 13ᵗʰ – 18ᵗʰ centuries, = 40 square perches = ¼ acre (of Normandy) = 19,360 square Parisian pieds, about 2042.9 square meters. From verge, the lineal unit.

Frédéric Godefroy.
Lexique de l'ancien Français, publié par les soins de J. Bonnard [et] Am. Salmon.
Paris: H. Welter, 1901.

Doursther (1840), page 570.


On the island of Guernsey, 13ᵗʰ? – 21st century, a unit of land area, = 40 square Guernsey perches = 17,640 square feet (about 0.405 acres or 1638.8 square meters). link to a chart showing relationships between land measures on Guernsey Current government documents spell it without the e acute accent. In the local patois it was called the vergie.

William Berry.
The History of the Island of Guernsey, part of the ancient Duchy of Normandy, from the remotest period of antiquity to the year 1814,...
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815.

Page 118.

James Britten.
Old Country and Farming Words.
English Dialect Society, number 30.
London: Trübner and Co., 1880.

Page 177.


On the island of Jersey, 13ᵗʰ? – 21st century, a unit of land area, = 40 square Jersey perches = 19,360 square feet (about 0.444 acres or 1798.6 square meters). In the local patois it is called a vrégie., accessed 7 March 2006.

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