A Cheshire acre is a historical measure of area that was used in Cheshire and South Lancashire particularly in the 19th century. It covers 10,240 square yards, more than two statute acres.[a]an acre is 4,840 square yards[1] It is sometimes called a Forest acre and is equivalent to a Staffordshire acre.[2]



Holland, R. (1886). Cheshire acre. In A glossary of words used in the County of Chester. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/glossaryofwordsu16holluoft/page/62
Sizes. (n.d.). Cheshire acre. Retrieved from https://www.sizes.com/units/acre-cheshire.htm


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a. an acre is 4,840 square yards