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Rob R



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 06 6:15 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

****** football pitches; on the news it is always football pitches, or Wales

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 06 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If I've worked it out correctly it's about 15.5 full sized double tennis courts, i.e. the bit the ball can land in.

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 06 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Single or doubles?

Beckyess



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 06 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think it's 209 feet square!
Becky

JB



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 06 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

about the size of 16 traditional allotments, or 32 modern allotments

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 06 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I always think of it as a small field, but have no idea how accurate it is. A large field is five acres, and a silly huge mechanised one is 20 plus. That's probably no help at all. It's also very rough and tied up with the size of the surrounding fields here!

What's also probably no help is the official (well, historical!) measure that an acre is the area a man and a team of two oxen can plough in a day.

I'd stick to fooball pitches!

Beckyess



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 06 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or the length of 2 blue whales
Becky

Rob R



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 06 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
I always think of it as a small field, but have no idea how accurate it is. A large field is five acres, and a silly huge mechanised one is 20 plus. That's probably no help at all. It's also very rough and tied up with the size of the surrounding fields here!


That's a paddock, a small field & a large field. My dad's little paddock is two acres, if that's any good to you. And my grazing pastures are about equal at 5 acres each. The two hay meadows put together are 20 acres.

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 06 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yup - works in my brain!

SheepShed



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 06 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Wales is about 4,942,115 acres, so just imagine an area roughly one five millionth the size of Wales. Does that help ?

Or have a look at http://cockeyed.com/inside/acre/acre_photos.html which has some photos.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 06 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

SheepShed wrote:
just imagine an area roughly one five millionth the size of Wales.


That works for me

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 06 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a little smaller than a medium sized carpark

Suzie



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 06 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oh wow! Thank you all for your "visual" comparisons and apologies for not replying earlier.

A football field - yep can definitely relate to that one with 2 sports mad teenage boys (I even had to attend the referee training courses!)
Allotments, small fields disguised as paddocks, small car parks, blue whales, a1/5000000 sized piece of Wales (must be my nan's part) - they get better and better .

I knew I should have just asked you lot straight away instead of Google. Now I know what I'm looking for when searching for property. It will make sizing up a lot more fun
Thanks again
Suzie

Anna-marie



Joined: 18 Sep 2005
Posts: 980
Location: West Wales
PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 07 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm glad to hear that it helped you, Suzie.

Because I am absolutely, totally, confused


VSS



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Location: Llyn Peninsula, North Wales
PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 07 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

60 yard x 60 yards.

Not very good at metric.

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