Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1869.

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 16,093 Show data context
Barley or Bere 12,207 Show data context
Oats 13,587 Show data context
Rye 133 Show data context
Beans 104 Show data context
Peas 102 Show data context
Potatoes 2,900 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 10,594 Show data context
Mangold 938 Show data context
Carrots 16 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 113 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 1,151 Show data context
Flax 23 Show data context
Hops 1 Show data context
Bare Fallow 5,816 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 18,550 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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Date: Acknowledgments:
1869 Robert Schwartz (Department of History, Mount Holyoke College). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.


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The Agricultural Census used this set of crops in its main tabulation by county for 1869.

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Date accessed: 21st November 2019