Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 33,602 Show data context 38,602 Show data context 28 Show data context 48,837 Show data context 15,053 Show data context 50,266 Show data context
1930 35,954 Show data context 29,110 Show data context 68 Show data context 50,935 Show data context 15,986 Show data context 57,409 Show data context
1931 33,839 Show data context 28,506 Show data context 74 Show data context 53,927 Show data context 17,850 Show data context 53,690 Show data context
1940 46,739 Show data context 27,851 Show data context 12 Show data context 61,351 Show data context 6,947 Show data context 54,885 Show data context
1950 57,131 Show data context 20,807 Show data context 53 Show data context 50,716 Show data context 1,950 Show data context 79,566 Show data context
1960 57,326 Show data context 26,066 Show data context 107 Show data context 40,146 Show data context 4,990 Show data context 87,974 Show data context
1961 57,386 Show data context 30,906 Show data context 92 Show data context 35,429 Show data context 6,026 Show data context 87,109 Show data context
1970 60,888 Show data context 30,488 Show data context 14 Show data context 29,954 Show data context 2,468 Show data context 102,139 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 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, Parts of Holland AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 07th December 2021