Meaning of husbandland in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhʌzb(ə)ndland/


  • In Scotland and the north of England: the holding of a manorial tenant; the land occupied and tilled by any of the tenants of a manor, as opposed to the demesne lands. Also (occasionally): a measure of land corresponding to the typical size of such a holding.

    Though size appears to have varied, a husbandland is most often recorded as consisting of two bovates or oxgangs, roughly equivalent to a yardland or virgate, i.e. between 20 and 30 acres (approx. 8–12 hectares).


Middle English. From husband + land.