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English Imperial units of measurement

These are English Imperial units - not US units, some of which are defined differently. Some are still used but many are old and out of general use.
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Area
4840 square yards
Acre
Volume (beer)
36 gallons
Barrel
Volume
8 gallons
Bushel
Length (at sea)
608 feet
Cable
Length
22 yards
Chain
Length (depth)
6 feet
Fathom
Volume (beer)
9 gallons
Firkin
Length
8th of a mile
Furlong
Volume
Quarter of a pint
Gill
Length (horses)
4 inches
Hand
Volume (wine)
52.5 gallons
Hogshead
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Mass
20th of a ton
Hundredweight
Length
3 miles
League
Length (at sea)
6080 feet
Nautical Mile
Mass
16 drams
Ounce (Avoirdupois)
Volume (dry)
2 gallons
Peck
Mass
24 grains
Pennyweight
Length
5.5 yards
Rod, Pole or Perch
Area
1210 square yards
Rood
Length
9 inches
Span
Mass
14 pounds
Stone
Mass
5760 grains
Troy Pound
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level 68
Aug 9, 2015
A trip into the past, interesting and although I got it I thought that Cubit was a biblical measurement not an Imperial measurement.
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level 68
Jul 31, 2017
You're right that Cubit was an ancient measurement but it was standardised in the English system much later on. However to avoid further confusion, I've replaced 'cubit' by another unit.