Generalised Crop Acreages

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Generalised Crop Categories 1920 1931 1961
Wheat 10,222 Show data context 2,956 Show data context 3,524 Show data context
Barley and Oats 16,244 Show data context 6,106 Show data context 6,308 Show data context
Rye 68 Show data context 11 Show data context 9 Show data context
Potatoes 1,570 Show data context 1,041 Show data context 1,516 Show data context
Peas and Beans 674 Show data context 306 Show data context 10 Show data context
Other 20,152 Show data context 15,523 Show data context 42,182 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1961 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, Monmouthshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th October 2019