The following was very kindly sent to us by Susan in response to a question we had the other day regarding the Mechanics Institute.
Many Thanks Susan ! :)
The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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