Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 29,223 Show data context 51,222 Show data context 2,395 Show data context 13,110 Show data context 1,363 Show data context 77,549 Show data context
1930 14,913 Show data context 37,557 Show data context 685 Show data context 11,575 Show data context 715 Show data context 69,325 Show data context
1931 13,559 Show data context 32,861 Show data context 510 Show data context 11,893 Show data context 855 Show data context 70,966 Show data context
1940 28,123 Show data context 42,793 Show data context 324 Show data context 12,547 Show data context 212 Show data context 58,724 Show data context
1950 38,476 Show data context 35,317 Show data context 687 Show data context 22,389 Show data context 511 Show data context 122,784 Show data context
1960 32,111 Show data context 44,926 Show data context 157 Show data context 14,104 Show data context 60 Show data context 120,624 Show data context
1961 25,588 Show data context 52,488 Show data context 81 Show data context 11,518 Show data context 63 Show data context 120,226 Show data context
1970 30,446 Show data context 73,211 Show data context 32 Show data context 12,265 Show data context 958 Show data context 95,987 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, Staffordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th July 2019