Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1870 6,830 Show data context 38,820 Show data context 1,403 Show data context 9,453 Show data context 274 Show data context 48,654 Show data context
1871 8,686 Show data context 36,665 Show data context 1,735 Show data context 10,095 Show data context 296 Show data context 47,837 Show data context
1877 4,766 Show data context 41,474 Show data context 1,401 Show data context 9,195 Show data context 233 Show data context 50,455 Show data context
1884 2,182 Show data context 44,430 Show data context 768 Show data context 9,335 Show data context 117 Show data context 57,580 Show data context
1885 1,185 Show data context 45,366 Show data context 861 Show data context 8,982 Show data context 227 Show data context 58,703 Show data context
1901 601 Show data context 42,768 Show data context 667 Show data context 7,374 Show data context 77 Show data context 60,278 Show data context
1931 568 Show data context 36,315 Show data context 144 Show data context 6,537 Show data context 5 Show data context 62,699 Show data context
1961 1,999 Show data context 29,888 Show data context 4,728 Show data context 73,835 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 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, Ross and Cromarty ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 18th August 2019