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  • noun Plural form of yardland.


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  • The hide itself, which was the regular unit in the other kingdoms, usually contained 120 acres in later times and was divided into four _girda_ (_virgatae_) or yardlands.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • These villein tenants were in two classes, the _geburs_, or villeins proper, who held the yardlands, and the _cottiers_, who had smaller holdings.

    English Villages

  • The hides and yardlands held by the conquerors -- how much was in demesne, how many acres were wood and how many meadow -- the number of servi, and what the mill paid were duly translated and recorded.

    Round About a Great Estate


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