Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 7,668 Show data context 55,303 Show data context 969 Show data context 4,617 Show data context 2,220 Show data context 5,683 Show data context
1869 28,916 Show data context 81,682 Show data context 932 Show data context 12,866 Show data context 485 Show data context 135,031 Show data context
1871 26,518 Show data context 81,881 Show data context 699 Show data context 12,846 Show data context 867 Show data context 152,812 Show data context
1877 17,614 Show data context 77,416 Show data context 609 Show data context 10,667 Show data context 408 Show data context 135,201 Show data context
1885 10,873 Show data context 81,067 Show data context 800 Show data context 12,079 Show data context 183 Show data context 144,830 Show data context
1891 5,028 Show data context 79,947 Show data context 739 Show data context 11,132 Show data context 78 Show data context 154,864 Show data context
1900 3,174 Show data context 75,018 Show data context 468 Show data context 8,863 Show data context 68 Show data context 150,017 Show data context
1901 1,869 Show data context 73,784 Show data context 450 Show data context 8,436 Show data context 69 Show data context 149,337 Show data context
1910 821 Show data context 70,541 Show data context 352 Show data context 7,246 Show data context 46 Show data context 125,271 Show data context
Date: Source:
1801 Home Office: Parish Acreage Returns
1869 - 1910 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, Cumberland AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st October 2019