Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 37,321 Show data context 41,774 Show data context 528 Show data context 1,553 Show data context 7,202 Show data context 6,453 Show data context
1869 90,367 Show data context 77,604 Show data context 1,643 Show data context 6,610 Show data context 14,129 Show data context 131,237 Show data context
1871 85,976 Show data context 81,827 Show data context 2,540 Show data context 6,942 Show data context 13,487 Show data context 151,435 Show data context
1877 74,353 Show data context 80,539 Show data context 1,458 Show data context 5,079 Show data context 10,432 Show data context 146,354 Show data context
1885 53,161 Show data context 87,745 Show data context 848 Show data context 6,874 Show data context 8,331 Show data context 132,781 Show data context
1891 47,227 Show data context 86,944 Show data context 1,076 Show data context 7,470 Show data context 6,289 Show data context 126,208 Show data context
1900 32,219 Show data context 94,817 Show data context 990 Show data context 6,694 Show data context 4,564 Show data context 121,769 Show data context
1901 27,934 Show data context 93,881 Show data context 857 Show data context 6,614 Show data context 4,706 Show data context 122,860 Show data context
1910 29,405 Show data context 87,512 Show data context 577 Show data context 4,507 Show data context 3,283 Show data context 106,155 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, Shropshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st September 2019