Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1940-42

No chart.

Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1940-42 1940
Wheat 44,208 Show data context
Barley 16,426 Show data context
Oats 42,038 Show data context
Mixed Corn 1,798 Show data context
Rye 871 Show data context
Beans for stockfeeding 830 Show data context
Peas for stockfeeding 842 Show data context
Potatoes, first earlies 343 Show data context
Potatoes, main crop and second earlies 8,059 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes for stockfeeding 11,360 Show data context
Mangolds 4,500 Show data context
Sugar Beet 7,865 Show data context
Rape (or Cole) 429 Show data context
Cabbage, Kale, Savoys, and Kohl Rabi, for fodder 2,009 Show data context
Vetches or Tares 448 Show data context
Lucerne 300 Show data context
Mustard for Seed 114 Show data context
Mustard for Fodder or Ploughing in 842 Show data context
Flax for Fibre or Linseed 78 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Orchards with crops, fallow or grass below the trees 1,919 Show data context
Orchards with small fruit below the trees 143 Show data context
Small fruit not under orchard trees 171 Show data context
Vegetables (excluding potatoes) grown in the open 5,153 Show data context
Flowers grown in the open 271 Show data context
Crops under glass 16 Show data context
All Other Crops 489 Show data context
Bare Fallow 11,157 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for Hay 21,409 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses for grazing 10,550 Show data context
Date: Source:
1940 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

This website exists to help people doing personal research projects on particular areas within a locality. So long as you are using our data for only a small number of units, you are not making money out of what you are doing, and you are not systematically re-publishing our data, you do not need to request permission from us, but you do need to acknowledge us as your source with the wording:

"This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth".

Where the above statement is included in a web page or similar online resource, the reference to "www.VisionofBritain.org.uk" must be a working hyperlink.

nCube definition


The Agricultural Census used this set of crops in its main tabulation by county for 1940-42.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Nottinghamshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Acreages of different crops, as reported by Agricultural Censuses 1940-42, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10025035/cube/AGCEN_CROP_1940

Date accessed: 06th August 2020