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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 47,399 Show data context
Barley or Bere 39,430 Show data context
Oats 20,404 Show data context
Rye 658 Show data context
Beans 2,987 Show data context
Peas 3,899 Show data context
Potatoes 2,900 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 42,192 Show data context
Mangold 4,488 Show data context
Carrots 167 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 2,419 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 7,105 Show data context
Flax 845 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 8,202 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 42,397 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: 07th August 2020