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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 90,367 Show data context
Barley or Bere 51,650 Show data context
Oats 25,954 Show data context
Rye 1,643 Show data context
Beans 6,413 Show data context
Peas 7,716 Show data context
Potatoes 6,610 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 52,838 Show data context
Mangold 3,062 Show data context
Carrots 249 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 259 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 3,058 Show data context
Flax 65 Show data context
Hops 79 Show data context
Bare Fallow 11,378 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 60,249 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 September 2019