|"to pay £25 annually for 400 yards (1) whether got or not, and for any greater quantity Is 3d per yard. Payments to be made at the Rent days in summer and Xmas equally." After three months further arrangements were made by Mr. Howgate (possibly the estate overseer) to have stone markers (shown on a site plan as A and B) placed and for what appears to be a significant fall in the yardage payment from Is 3d per yard for the first 400 yard measure to 1s Od per yard and 1s Od for further yardage - if one assumes that the primary yardage was still 400 yards.
Apart from the rental of the lime burning site the agreement allowed Mr Wilkinson to receive 4 Chaldron(2) of Lime annually free of expense. The rent of the land containing the kilns and a cottage was £1 per acre. Under the rental agreement, Mr Pullan was also required to:
|(1) It is uncertain what a yard means in this instance. It is probably refers to a linear yard measured along a quarry face. There seems to have been two marker stones set to record the start and end of the quarrying for the year in question.|
|(2) A unit of dry measure formerly used in England, equal to 4 quarters or about 32 bushels of grain and 36 bushels for coal. Used in Britain for both solids and liquids, it is equivalent to 1.309 cubic metres.|