Looking at my last post I wonder if Laird
and those earlier folks that bought land came along and said we buy land at £-- so much per acre in? and paid that much for acres on Wirral and so got the land for half of what they would have paid elsewhere.
ps I wonder if a pole measurement was taken from a fishing rod type of thing that they may have used which was similar in length to the poles you can buy nowadays (are they a recent thing never saw any years ago when I used to go freshwater fishing - rod and reel only)
Highly unlikely Derek, as all local land transactions would normally have been carried out using the Cheshire or Large Acre (roughly 2.12 the size of a Statute Acre); if Statute measurement was used it was always clearly stated in the description of the property, and very often both measurements were specified to avoid confusion.
For the record, the measurements generally used in this area were acres, roods and perches; 40 perches made one rood (also, confusingly, sometimes referred to as a rod), and four roods made one acre, and this applied whether you were using Cheshire or Statute acreage.