Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Year Wheat Barley Oats Rye Beans & Peas Potatoes Turnips and Swedes Mangolds Cabbage, Rape, etc Hops Bare Fallow Clover and Rotation Grasses Other Crops
1869 2,335 Show data context 8,625 Show data context 13,299 Show data context 284 Show data context 204 Show data context 5,577 Show data context 2,236 Show data context 310 Show data context 36 Show data context 0 Show data context 7,184 Show data context 26,325 Show data context 312 Show data context
1871 2,037 Show data context 10,600 Show data context 13,594 Show data context 157 Show data context 217 Show data context 6,007 Show data context 2,228 Show data context 485 Show data context 17 Show data context 2 Show data context 4,706 Show data context 35,679 Show data context 167 Show data context
1877 1,138 Show data context 7,807 Show data context 12,155 Show data context 106 Show data context 214 Show data context 5,465 Show data context 2,459 Show data context 682 Show data context 19 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,037 Show data context 31,457 Show data context 177 Show data context
1885 786 Show data context 6,805 Show data context 12,453 Show data context 106 Show data context 100 Show data context 5,128 Show data context 2,685 Show data context 576 Show data context 19 Show data context 0 Show data context 161 Show data context 33,508 Show data context 193 Show data context
1891 514 Show data context 7,102 Show data context 13,190 Show data context 49 Show data context 92 Show data context 6,100 Show data context 3,201 Show data context 933 Show data context 19 Show data context 0 Show data context 88 Show data context 23,645 Show data context 252 Show data context
1901 535 Show data context 5,394 Show data context 10,578 Show data context 128 Show data context 57 Show data context 4,187 Show data context 2,824 Show data context 671 Show data context 75 Show data context 0 Show data context 329 Show data context 39,029 Show data context 199 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This system for crop classification has been designed by the GBH GIS project to enable comparison of all farm censuses from 1866 to 1970. This inevitably means including many crops in a large 'Other' category. Although Farm Census data for Scotland as well as for England and Wales have been converted to this structure, the Scottish classification for 1961 fits particularly poorly, not identifying rye or beans and peas. Hops are not identified in the Scottish classification for 1931 or 1961, but there were no hops...


at all in Scotland in 1871 or 1901.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Caernarvonshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10134651/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 15th November 2019