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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 74,477 Show data context
Barley or Bere 46,832 Show data context
Oats 21,227 Show data context
Rye 2,558 Show data context
Beans 12,447 Show data context
Peas 11,616 Show data context
Potatoes 6,014 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 36,738 Show data context
Mangold 3,735 Show data context
Carrots 144 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 1,136 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 6,076 Show data context
Flax 138 Show data context
Hops 69 Show data context
Bare Fallow 16,496 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 40,597 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: 19th January 2020