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Author Topic: How much would 1,366 in 1748 be worth now?  (Read 667 times)

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How much would 1,366 in 1748 be worth now?
« on: 14 September, 2017, 02:11:42 PM »

Woe is me! My online cash converters only go back to 1901 so I am well stuck. Can you help?

That 1,366 is how much it cost in 1748 to renovate the church opposite my old local, the Brewers Arms. It's a fine old 12th century flint-built church, St Michael's in Lewes and I just read that back in 1748 it was in serious danger of falling down on the massed ranks of bent necks of devout Lewes burgers sitting in the pews. It is now in perfect nick, thanks to the renovation.

More to the point, how much would that 1,366 that they forked out on the renovation in 1748 work out to in today's money? Roughly will do. Thanks in advance.
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Re: How much would 1,366 in 1748 be worth now?
« Reply #1 on: 14 September, 2017, 02:24:29 PM »
Apparently it would be 278,664.00, according to a calculator here (assuming negligible inflation between 1748 and 1751)

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Re: How much would 1,366 in 1748 be worth now?
« Reply #2 on: 14 September, 2017, 02:56:44 PM »
Apparently it would be 278,664.00, according to a calculator here (assuming negligible inflation between 1748 and 1751)

Thanks, Siasl. You should have been an accountant! Thanks especially for the link - I'll bookmark that link and use it instead of my one that miserly peters out in 1901.
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