Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1881.

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1881- 1884 1885
Wheat 68,716 Show data context 55,155 Show data context
Barley or Bere 230,554 Show data context 237,472 Show data context
Oats 1,045,895 Show data context 1,046,285 Show data context
Rye 7,334 Show data context 7,095 Show data context
Beans 21,883 Show data context 23,135 Show data context
Peas 1,558 Show data context 1,750 Show data context
Potatoes 163,847 Show data context 148,994 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 484,998 Show data context 484,213 Show data context
Mangold 1,296 Show data context 1,495 Show data context
Carrots 1,094 Show data context 1,296 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 5,418 Show data context 5,833 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 18,164 Show data context 18,088 Show data context
Flax 55 Show data context 41 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 27,540 Show data context 23,208 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 1,526,442 Show data context 1,571,745 Show data context
Date: Source:
1884 - 1885 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The Agricultural Census used this set of crops in its main tabulation by county for 1881.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Scotland Dep through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1881., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10107260/cube/AGCEN_CROP_1881

Date accessed: 22nd July 2019