Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1870 20,021 Show data context 66,627 Show data context 1,380 Show data context 19,253 Show data context 2,281 Show data context 87,566 Show data context
1871 20,381 Show data context 67,633 Show data context 1,284 Show data context 19,807 Show data context 2,443 Show data context 87,056 Show data context
1877 12,384 Show data context 72,083 Show data context 1,284 Show data context 17,488 Show data context 2,261 Show data context 89,766 Show data context
1884 12,180 Show data context 68,000 Show data context 1,112 Show data context 16,662 Show data context 2,334 Show data context 94,294 Show data context
1885 10,662 Show data context 68,119 Show data context 1,201 Show data context 14,805 Show data context 2,770 Show data context 97,837 Show data context
1901 7,466 Show data context 62,004 Show data context 1,069 Show data context 15,252 Show data context 1,332 Show data context 92,403 Show data context
1931 10,898 Show data context 46,266 Show data context 518 Show data context 14,959 Show data context 534 Show data context 80,233 Show data context
1961 12,811 Show data context 55,236 Show data context 17,291 Show data context 103,686 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 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, Fife ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th July 2019