Vergée facts for kids
The term derives from Latin virga (rod). Compare French verge (yard).
In the Channel Islands, it is a standard measure of land, but the statutory definition differs between the bailiwicks.
- In Guernsey, a vergée (Guernésiais: vergie) is 17,640 square feet (1,639 m²). It is 40 (square) Guernsey perches. A Guernsey perch (also spelt perque) is 21 feet by 21 feet.
- In Jersey, a vergée (Jèrriais: vrégie) is 19,360 square feet (1,798.6 m²). It is 40 (square) Jersey perches. A Jersey perch (also spelt pèrque) is a square 24 pied de perche on each side (i.e. a square 22 imperial feet on each side).
1 vergée (Guernsey) is equivalent to:
- 1 638.809 63 m²
- 0.404958678 acres
1 vergée (Jersey) is equivalent to:
- 1,798.60285 m²
- 0.444444444 acres
- French units of measurement (to 1795)
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