Generalised Crop Acreages

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Generalised Crop Categories 1801
Wheat 644 Show data context
Barley & Oats 695 Show data context
Rye 24 Show data context
Potatoes 23 Show data context
Peas & Beans 204 Show data context
Other 248 Show data context
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1801 Home Office: Parish Acreage Returns

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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, Crondall CP/AP through time | Agriculture & Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 12th July 2024