carucate


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carucate

(ˈkærjʊˌkeɪt)
n
the area of land an oxen team could plough in a year
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There was a priest having half a carucate of land in frank almoign.
The Lordship of Golcar is recorded in the Domesday Book as including half a carucate of taxable land and woodland pasture one league long and half a league wide.
It says: "In Farnley Tyas, Godwine and Swein had 3 carucates of land to the geld, and there could be 3 ploughs.
It goes on to describe the Manor of Spec as consisting of two carucates of land (estimated at between 120 and 200 acres) worth 64p.
Not a great deal is known about Bradley historically; it is, however, mentioned in Domesday Book, which records; "In Bradeleia Godwin and Welfin held two carucates of land to be taxed, and two ploughs might be used there.