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A Cheshire acre is a historical measurement of area that was used in Cheshire and South Lancashire, particularly in the 19th century. It covers 10,240 square yards (8,562 m2), more than two statute acres.[1][a]An acre is 4,840 square yards Also known as a Forest acre, it is equivalent to a Staffordshire acre.[2]



Holland, R. (1886). Cheshire acre. In A glossary of words used in the County of Chester.
Sizes. (n.d.). Cheshire acre. Sizes.


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a. An acre is 4,840 square yards