Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1866 113,862 Show data context 398,216 Show data context 2,452 Show data context 44,266 Show data context 6,544 Show data context 461,613 Show data context
1869 135,562 Show data context 410,552 Show data context 2,610 Show data context 49,107 Show data context 7,104 Show data context 398,170 Show data context
1871 126,334 Show data context 423,423 Show data context 2,338 Show data context 51,853 Show data context 8,605 Show data context 497,799 Show data context
1877 100,226 Show data context 386,510 Show data context 1,455 Show data context 42,942 Show data context 6,487 Show data context 461,256 Show data context
1881 90,026 Show data context 385,862 Show data context 1,905 Show data context 42,440 Show data context 4,522 Show data context 444,795 Show data context
1885 73,858 Show data context 372,180 Show data context 1,335 Show data context 40,711 Show data context 4,636 Show data context 432,923 Show data context
1891 61,590 Show data context 351,156 Show data context 1,086 Show data context 38,238 Show data context 3,417 Show data context 419,872 Show data context
1900 51,654 Show data context 321,495 Show data context 1,464 Show data context 33,225 Show data context 2,830 Show data context 484,627 Show data context
1901 47,019 Show data context 310,680 Show data context 1,460 Show data context 31,979 Show data context 2,811 Show data context 487,748 Show data context
1910 39,428 Show data context 292,662 Show data context 532 Show data context 26,013 Show data context 2,042 Show data context 367,712 Show data context
1920 50,548 Show data context 349,540 Show data context 526 Show data context 27,682 Show data context 2,856 Show data context 408,271 Show data context
1930 20,433 Show data context 215,341 Show data context 254 Show data context 20,580 Show data context 1,544 Show data context 398,762 Show data context
1931 15,794 Show data context 201,907 Show data context 151 Show data context 20,584 Show data context 1,395 Show data context 388,363 Show data context
1940 31,465 Show data context 318,778 Show data context 480 Show data context 22,118 Show data context 1,510 Show data context 345,194 Show data context
1950 48,603 Show data context 292,589 Show data context 1,401 Show data context 52,051 Show data context 3,261 Show data context 678,799 Show data context
1960 17,626 Show data context 165,271 Show data context 464 Show data context 24,527 Show data context 179 Show data context 658,787 Show data context
1961 15,728 Show data context 161,296 Show data context 300 Show data context 20,924 Show data context 153 Show data context 662,148 Show data context
1970 18,004 Show data context 155,408 Show data context 226 Show data context 18,382 Show data context 410 Show data context 545,040 Show data context
Date: Source:
1866 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This classification is designed to permit data from the 1801 Crop Returns to be included with data from the annual Agricultural Census from 1866 onwards. The 1801 Returns were highly simplified, and varied in what they reported from one parish to another, so in practice we can consistently identify only three individual crops (wheat, rye and potatoes) and two pairings ("Barley and Oats", and "Peas and Beans"). Everything else has to be included in "Other". The 1801 returns also provided limited geographical cov...


erage: a great many parishes were missing from the data, and some additional parish names could not be identified, matched more than one parish within the named county, or lacked information on the county they were in. Nottinghamshire is completely missing. County totals include data for parishes that could not be identified. The national total for England includes parishes with missing county information. The national total for England is also used as the total for England and Wales, to permit the web site to present comparisons with national totals, even though the 1801 returns contain no data on Wales.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Wales Dep through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th June 2019