Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 44,746 Show data context 48,209 Show data context 252 Show data context 2,407 Show data context 15,620 Show data context 11,466 Show data context
1869 96,491 Show data context 58,431 Show data context 250 Show data context 6,273 Show data context 30,628 Show data context 140,551 Show data context
1871 95,830 Show data context 58,649 Show data context 429 Show data context 7,931 Show data context 27,951 Show data context 161,823 Show data context
1877 86,302 Show data context 59,621 Show data context 312 Show data context 6,036 Show data context 24,776 Show data context 164,950 Show data context
1885 67,827 Show data context 61,151 Show data context 312 Show data context 6,131 Show data context 17,369 Show data context 164,982 Show data context
1891 60,899 Show data context 57,841 Show data context 181 Show data context 5,465 Show data context 15,223 Show data context 146,585 Show data context
1900 47,379 Show data context 61,790 Show data context 449 Show data context 4,048 Show data context 11,877 Show data context 138,180 Show data context
1901 43,301 Show data context 60,574 Show data context 324 Show data context 4,074 Show data context 11,351 Show data context 142,298 Show data context
1910 46,129 Show data context 56,959 Show data context 220 Show data context 2,779 Show data context 9,574 Show data context 115,995 Show data context
Date: Source:
1801 Home Office: Parish Acreage Returns
1869 - 1910 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, Gloucestershire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd November 2019