Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1869.

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 28,916 Show data context
Barley or Bere 10,493 Show data context
Oats 71,189 Show data context
Rye 932 Show data context
Beans 276 Show data context
Peas 209 Show data context
Potatoes 12,866 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 35,305 Show data context
Mangold 654 Show data context
Carrots 65 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 1,695 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 536 Show data context
Flax 85 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 7,964 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 88,727 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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Date: Acknowledgments:
1869 Robert Schwartz (Department of History, Mount Holyoke College). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.


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The Agricultural Census used this set of crops in its main tabulation by county for 1869.

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Date accessed: 20th October 2019