Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Agricultural Census Generalised Crop Categories 1920 1931 1961
Wheat 10,222 Show data context 2,956 Show data context 3,524 Show data context
Barley 3,960 Show data context 953 Show data context 3,278 Show data context
Oats 12,284 Show data context 5,153 Show data context 3,030 Show data context
Rye 68 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context
Beans & Peas 674 Show data context 306 Show data context 10 Show data context
Potatoes 1,570 Show data context 1,041 Show data context 1,516 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 4,167 Show data context 2,173 Show data context 1,820 Show data context
Mangolds 1,480 Show data context 1,102 Show data context 720 Show data context
Cabbage, Rape, etc 375 Show data context 198 Show data context 4,379 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,890 Show data context 456 Show data context 956 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses 10,931 Show data context 7,947 Show data context 30,319 Show data context
Other Crops 1,309 Show data context 3,647 Show data context 3,988 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1961 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, Monmouthshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 26th May 2019