Hides are a unit of land measurement. Rather than being a hard area it instead refers to it's taxation potential, with one hide generating the holder of the land £3 every year. As such, Hides can vary in size but are usually between 60 to 120 acres in size.[1]

Typical manors are two hides in sizes and as such earn the landowner £6 per annum.

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  1. Note that these are old acres - in modern measurements this would be about 30 acres or 120,000 m².