Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 57,694 Show data context 61,297 Show data context 527 Show data context 6,393 Show data context 4,929 Show data context 76,365 Show data context
1930 39,067 Show data context 49,691 Show data context 135 Show data context 3,329 Show data context 2,574 Show data context 69,810 Show data context
1931 32,323 Show data context 44,285 Show data context 124 Show data context 3,710 Show data context 2,654 Show data context 75,524 Show data context
1940 43,820 Show data context 46,146 Show data context 56 Show data context 4,301 Show data context 2,070 Show data context 58,332 Show data context
1950 51,033 Show data context 62,753 Show data context 416 Show data context 7,536 Show data context 2,114 Show data context 80,208 Show data context
1960 44,853 Show data context 80,852 Show data context 110 Show data context 5,367 Show data context 1,559 Show data context 66,200 Show data context
1961 39,082 Show data context 82,474 Show data context 14 Show data context 4,254 Show data context 1,463 Show data context 70,221 Show data context
1970 50,575 Show data context 101,338 Show data context 16 Show data context 3,991 Show data context 8,286 Show data context 40,608 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 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, Hertfordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 23rd September 2019