Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Year Wheat Barley Oats Rye Beans & Peas Potatoes Turnips and Swedes Mangolds Cabbage, Rape, etc Hops Bare Fallow Clover and Rotation Grasses Other Crops
1870 20,021 Show data context 28,053 Show data context 38,574 Show data context 1,380 Show data context 2,281 Show data context 19,253 Show data context 28,951 Show data context 30 Show data context 26 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,142 Show data context 56,187 Show data context 1,230 Show data context
1871 20,381 Show data context 29,184 Show data context 38,449 Show data context 1,284 Show data context 2,443 Show data context 19,807 Show data context 29,159 Show data context 25 Show data context 18 Show data context 0 Show data context 999 Show data context 55,742 Show data context 1,113 Show data context
1877 12,384 Show data context 32,265 Show data context 39,818 Show data context 1,284 Show data context 2,261 Show data context 17,488 Show data context 29,093 Show data context 26 Show data context 97 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,437 Show data context 58,075 Show data context 1,038 Show data context
1884 12,180 Show data context 25,531 Show data context 42,469 Show data context 1,112 Show data context 2,334 Show data context 16,662 Show data context 27,936 Show data context 15 Show data context 88 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,507 Show data context 63,400 Show data context 1,348 Show data context
1885 10,662 Show data context 26,499 Show data context 41,620 Show data context 1,201 Show data context 2,770 Show data context 14,805 Show data context 27,480 Show data context 17 Show data context 112 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,267 Show data context 67,636 Show data context 1,325 Show data context
1901 7,466 Show data context 23,132 Show data context 38,872 Show data context 1,069 Show data context 1,332 Show data context 15,252 Show data context 23,817 Show data context 39 Show data context 558 Show data context 0 Show data context 642 Show data context 66,537 Show data context 810 Show data context
1931 10,898 Show data context 8,552 Show data context 37,714 Show data context 518 Show data context 534 Show data context 14,959 Show data context 18,611 Show data context 30 Show data context 801 Show data context 555 Show data context 58,368 Show data context 1,868 Show data context
1961 12,811 Show data context 31,873 Show data context 23,363 Show data context 17,291 Show data context 9,789 Show data context 875 Show data context 3,033 Show data context 490 Show data context 82,341 Show data context 7,158 Show data context
Date: Source:
1870 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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, Fife ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10190666/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 20th July 2019