OLd Llandudno

Old Weights, Measures and Currency


Units of Currency

Unit Equal to Pounds sterling equivalent
farthing  ¼ of a penny £0.0010416
halfpenny or ha'penny  ½ of a penny £0.0020833
penny a 240th part of a pound £0.0041666
groat 4 pence £0.016666
shilling 12 pence £0.05
florin 2 shillings £0.1
half-crown 2 shiilings and 6 pence £0.125
crown 5 shillings £0.25
sovereign A gold £1 coin £1
guinea Originally a gold coin worth 21 shillings £1.05

 

Measures of Weight

Unit Equal to Metric equivalent
ounce - 28.35 grams
pound 16 onces 0.4536 kg
stone 14 pounds 6.3503 kg
quarter 28 pounds 12.7 kg
cental 100 pounds 45.36 kg
hundredweight 4 quarters or 112 pounds 50.802 kg
short ton 2,000 pounds 907.2 kg
ton 20 hundredweights or 2240 pounds 1.016 tonne