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    pineandpear is offline Germinator
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    Default Allotment Size - How big is a rod?!

    I have been offered an allotment that is 10 rods and am going to see it on Sunday.

    Can anyone tell me how the size of a rod? I have no idea of the measurements and am wondering what I have got myself into! Is it a field or a patch!?

    Please help!

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    Thanks for your reply.

    mmm so 1 rod is about 16.5 feet? So the plot is 165 feet?

    This does not seem right? Does anyone have an easier answer?!
    Last edited by pineandpear; 08-05-2008 at 10:48 PM. Reason: question added

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    The 165 feet is the total of two sides I think you'll find. So dependant on the width lets say 55 feet, then the length of the plot would be 110 feet.

    My plots came ready marked out and I have never really measured them properly but the above sounds about right. Mine have got to be each approx 12 meters wide and with three side by side it is almost square, so they have to be 30+ meters long

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    As i understand it a Rod is aprox 5 1/2 yards so if you square it which is how they measure land a simple work out a square Rod is about 30 yards and then multiply by 10 equals 300 square yards a normal plot size hope this helps jacob
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    Now Now lets have this right. (Jacob's there really)

    1 rod/pole/perch = 5.5 yards (reputedly the distance from the back of the plough to the nose of the oxen!!!). Therefore a square rod (in which allotments are measured is 30.25 sq yards) thus a standard 10 rod plot is 302.5 sq yards = 2722.5 sq ft (that's approximately 250 square metres to the froggies)

    It is about the size of the penalty area on a football pitch/a tennis court.... or you would fit 16 in an acre if that gives you a better estimate....or maybe 10,400 in a square mile helps!
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    Thank you so much everyone who took the time to answer this one!

    I went down to view the 10 rod plot this morning and it is BIG and overgrown, but I took it and am very pleased and excited : )

    What a lovely day for gardening!

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    Our plot is only about 30 metres x about 4 metres - does that mean that it is technically only half a plot? They are all this size on our site...........

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