17th century Newport measures.
17th century Newport measures. Photo of the measures is glued inside CWS Dixon’s copy of ‘Records of Newport’ by E. Jones. Text reads, “The heavy bronze bushel measure of Newport in Shropshire in my possession dated 1671 and bears the official stamp of Charles II.” Image courtesy of Shropshire Archives ref 6000.19416. The text refers to the fact that CW Dixon was Lord of the Manor of Newport and owned the measure.