Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1869 2,335 Show data context 21,924 Show data context 284 Show data context 5,577 Show data context 204 Show data context 36,403 Show data context
1871 2,037 Show data context 24,194 Show data context 157 Show data context 6,007 Show data context 217 Show data context 43,284 Show data context
1877 1,138 Show data context 19,962 Show data context 106 Show data context 5,465 Show data context 214 Show data context 35,831 Show data context
1885 786 Show data context 19,258 Show data context 106 Show data context 5,128 Show data context 100 Show data context 37,142 Show data context
1891 514 Show data context 20,292 Show data context 49 Show data context 6,100 Show data context 92 Show data context 28,138 Show data context
1901 535 Show data context 15,972 Show data context 128 Show data context 4,187 Show data context 57 Show data context 43,127 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, Caernarvonshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 15th November 2019