Prices on the Isle of Man in 1773

Prices on the Isle of Man in 1773

A correspondent sent to the Manchester Mercury the prices of the following articles on the Isle of Man, dated June 26th, 1773:

• Beef – 3d. and 3½d. per lb
• Veal – 24d. and 3d. which is reckoned very dear
• Lamb – 1s. 6d. to 2s. a side-about 2d. per lb
• Good Mutton – 3d. per lb
• Fowls – 6d. each
• Ducks – 6d. each
• Geese with giblets – 15d. each
• Pigeons – 2d. each
• Rabbits – 2½d (each?)
• Salmon – 2d. per lb
• Lobsters – 3d. each
• Crabs – 6d. a dozen
• Oysters – 2s. a hundred
• Fine scallops ditto – 6d, a hundred
• Fish of all kinds – 1d. per lb. and some cheaper (salmon excepted)
• House of 10 rooms – from £6 to £8 per year


(source: by C. Roeder from Manx Notes & Queries, 1904; artwork unknown, possibly by Petrus van Schendel)

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.


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