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In other cases the holding is in the same way described as a 'half-virgate,' without any details being needful as to its contents.
The virgate and the hide were probably, like the acre, actual holdings before they were adopted as abstract land measures.
And as four virgates went usually to each hide, so each virgate should contribute 116 of a scutum.
Further facts relating to the hide and the virgate are elicited by extending the inquiry into the west of England.
Here then at Boldon were 22 villani, each holding two bovates or 30 acres, equivalent to a virgate or yard-land.