Definition of Oxgang

1. n. See Bovate.



Definition of Oxgang

1. Noun. (archaic or Old English Law) The area of land that could be ploughed by an ox in a day; one eighth of a carucate. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic or Old English Law) A measure of land of uncertain quantity. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic UK dialectal Scotland) A measure of land equivalent to thirteen acres. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oxgang

1. as much land as one ox could plough [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Oxgang

oxetoses
oxeye
oxeye daisies
oxeye daisy
oxeyed
oxeyes
oxfendazole
oxflies
oxfly
oxford
oxford-gray
oxford-grey
oxford gray
oxford grey
oxfords
oxgang (current term)
oxgangs
oxgate
oxgates
oxgoad
oxgoads
oxhead
oxheads
oxheal
oxheart
oxheart cherry
oxhearts
oxherd
oxherds
oxhide

Literary usage of Oxgang

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids by Lancashire (England), William Farrer (1907)
"Hugh son of Paulin holds 1 oxgang of land and renders yearly 24s. ... 3^d ; Robert son of Roger and Adam the Shoemaker, 1 oxgang, 14s. ..."

2. Caledonia: Or, A Historical and Topographical Account of North Britain, from by George Chalmers (1887)
"(li) See Cowel, in то. oxgang, and Spelman. Alan de Sartin resigned to the monastery of Kebo two ..."

3. The Court Rolls of the Honor of Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster by Clitheroe, Eng. (Honour), William Farrer (1897)
"The Jury also say that the fifth part of a messuage, the fifth part of an oxgang of land, the fifth part of v. acres and of vij. acres and j. rood of ..."

4. Sutton-in-Holderness: The Manor, the Berewic, and the Village Community by Thomas Blashill (1896)
"Embankment and drainage.— Marrs, sikes, and drains.—New meadows and pastures.—An oxgang, with its appurtenances.—The Lords of the Manor. ..."

5. A Collection of Fragments Illustrative of the History and Antiquities of Derby by Robert Simpson (1826)
"The names also of two of the Priests are given us, viz. Osmer and Godwin, each of whom possessed one oxgang of land with sak and soke. ST. ..."

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