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furlong

Latin, ferlang, ferdingus

As units of assessment, furlongs occur mainly in circuit 2, in the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, being one-quarter of a virgate, or a sixteenth of a hide.

For more detail, see the note to DEV 1,4 in Domesday Book, vol. 9: Devon, edited by Caroline and Frank Thorn (2 vols., Phillimore, 1985), which can also be found online at: https://hydra.hull.ac.uk/resources/hull:535.

See also
quarter.
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