Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Year Wheat Barley Oats Rye Beans & Peas Potatoes Turnips and Swedes Mangolds Cabbage, Rape, etc Hops Bare Fallow Clover and Rotation Grasses Other Crops
1870 6,830 Show data context 9,692 Show data context 29,128 Show data context 1,403 Show data context 274 Show data context 9,453 Show data context 17,104 Show data context 49 Show data context 12 Show data context 0 Show data context 644 Show data context 30,213 Show data context 632 Show data context
1871 8,686 Show data context 9,125 Show data context 27,540 Show data context 1,735 Show data context 296 Show data context 10,095 Show data context 16,778 Show data context 57 Show data context 18 Show data context 0 Show data context 608 Show data context 29,698 Show data context 678 Show data context
1877 4,766 Show data context 10,584 Show data context 30,890 Show data context 1,401 Show data context 233 Show data context 9,195 Show data context 17,294 Show data context 24 Show data context 59 Show data context 0 Show data context 656 Show data context 31,635 Show data context 787 Show data context
1884 2,182 Show data context 12,729 Show data context 31,701 Show data context 768 Show data context 117 Show data context 9,335 Show data context 16,155 Show data context 26 Show data context 23 Show data context 0 Show data context 465 Show data context 40,075 Show data context 836 Show data context
1885 1,185 Show data context 13,681 Show data context 31,685 Show data context 861 Show data context 227 Show data context 8,982 Show data context 16,557 Show data context 11 Show data context 26 Show data context 0 Show data context 370 Show data context 40,819 Show data context 920 Show data context
1901 601 Show data context 12,597 Show data context 30,171 Show data context 667 Show data context 77 Show data context 7,374 Show data context 16,038 Show data context 84 Show data context 235 Show data context 0 Show data context 196 Show data context 43,211 Show data context 514 Show data context
1931 568 Show data context 4,793 Show data context 31,522 Show data context 144 Show data context 5 Show data context 6,537 Show data context 12,865 Show data context 4 Show data context 320 Show data context 379 Show data context 48,609 Show data context 522 Show data context
1961 1,999 Show data context 9,277 Show data context 20,611 Show data context 4,728 Show data context 9,205 Show data context 14 Show data context 1,573 Show data context 1,774 Show data context 60,444 Show data context 825 Show data context
Date: Source:
1870 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This system for crop classification has been designed by the GBH GIS project to enable comparison of all farm censuses from 1866 to 1970. This inevitably means including many crops in a large 'Other' category. Although Farm Census data for Scotland as well as for England and Wales have been converted to this structure, the Scottish classification for 1961 fits particularly poorly, not identifying rye or beans and peas. Hops are not identified in the Scottish classification for 1931 or 1961, but there were no hops...


at all in Scotland in 1871 or 1901.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Ross and Cromarty ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10085172/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 25th August 2019