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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 62,103 Show data context
Barley or Bere 45,921 Show data context
Oats 27,504 Show data context
Rye 297 Show data context
Beans 11,634 Show data context
Peas 9,214 Show data context
Potatoes 1,535 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 28,183 Show data context
Mangold 4,867 Show data context
Carrots 123 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 1,921 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 9,484 Show data context
Flax 75 Show data context
Hops 3 Show data context
Bare Fallow 15,101 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 22,398 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: 15th July 2020