Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1869 16,093 Show data context 25,794 Show data context 133 Show data context 2,900 Show data context 206 Show data context 37,202 Show data context
1871 15,768 Show data context 25,503 Show data context 95 Show data context 3,408 Show data context 325 Show data context 50,808 Show data context
1877 12,086 Show data context 24,101 Show data context 95 Show data context 2,135 Show data context 137 Show data context 41,840 Show data context
1885 8,505 Show data context 22,797 Show data context 36 Show data context 2,293 Show data context 117 Show data context 42,022 Show data context
1891 6,437 Show data context 21,515 Show data context 29 Show data context 2,190 Show data context 131 Show data context 34,011 Show data context
1901 4,635 Show data context 18,266 Show data context 55 Show data context 1,905 Show data context 128 Show data context 36,700 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 - 1901 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, Glamorgan AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th November 2019