Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1870 125,642 Show data context 1,263,738 Show data context 10,305 Show data context 180,169 Show data context 24,576 Show data context 1,881,118 Show data context
1871 133,010 Show data context 1,259,713 Show data context 11,402 Show data context 184,307 Show data context 26,744 Show data context 1,841,770 Show data context
1877 81,185 Show data context 1,294,727 Show data context 10,087 Show data context 165,565 Show data context 26,680 Show data context 1,951,921 Show data context
1884 68,716 Show data context 1,276,449 Show data context 7,334 Show data context 163,847 Show data context 23,441 Show data context 2,065,007 Show data context
1885 55,155 Show data context 1,283,757 Show data context 7,095 Show data context 148,994 Show data context 24,885 Show data context 2,105,919 Show data context
1901 36,225 Show data context 1,191,504 Show data context 5,541 Show data context 130,176 Show data context 14,386 Show data context 2,094,075 Show data context
1931 50,024 Show data context 922,587 Show data context 3,162 Show data context 128,102 Show data context 3,731 Show data context 1,944,324 Show data context
1961 91,755 Show data context 953,285 Show data context 135,527 Show data context 2,247,136 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, Scotland Dep through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st March 2019