Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1881.

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1881- 1885
Wheat 54,112 Show data context
Barley or Bere 43,747 Show data context
Oats 27,979 Show data context
Rye 178 Show data context
Beans 7,642 Show data context
Peas 3,404 Show data context
Potatoes 5,481 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 22,374 Show data context
Mangold 5,587 Show data context
Carrots 92 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 1,657 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 8,596 Show data context
Flax 0 Show data context
Hops 3 Show data context
Bare Fallow 13,924 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 39,793 Show data context
Date: Source:
1885 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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Date: Acknowledgments:
1885 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 1881.

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Date accessed: 15th July 2020