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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 310,990 Show data context
Barley or Bere 143,668 Show data context
Oats 109,209 Show data context
Rye 2,476 Show data context
Beans 33,631 Show data context
Peas 28,120 Show data context
Potatoes 42,245 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 135,608 Show data context
Mangold 14,855 Show data context
Carrots 1,133 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 16,901 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 18,225 Show data context
Flax 2,228 Show data context
Hops 33 Show data context
Bare Fallow 25,735 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 130,899 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: 18th October 2021