Research: Abstract of the Napoleonic Era

Weights and Measurements:

The British System of Measuring Distance

 

Distance
Equivalent
League
3 miles
Fathom
6 feet
Mile
8 furlongs
Furlong
40 poles
Pole
5 1/2 yards (16 1/2 feet)
Perch
5 1/2 yards
Pace
5 feet
Ell
1 1/4 yard
Yard
3 feet
Cubit
1 1/2 feet
Foot
12 inches
Hand
4 inches
Span
3 palms
Palm
3 inches
Inch
1/12 of a foot
 
Sources:

The Little Bombardier and Pocket Gunner London: T Egerton; 1801. Page 139

Placed on the Napoleon Series: August 2003

 

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