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Gunterís chain

- the basic measuring tool for land surveying until the change to metrication was the surveyors chain or "Gunterís chain" after Edmund Gunter (1581-1626). 66 feet or 22 yards it is the length of a cricket pitch. One chain square is one - tenth of an acre. The chain has 100 links and every ten links there is a brass tally.
See measured survey.