Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1870 13,705 Show data context 77,039 Show data context 524 Show data context 16,723 Show data context 905 Show data context 107,717 Show data context
1871 14,242 Show data context 77,301 Show data context 659 Show data context 17,325 Show data context 939 Show data context 103,614 Show data context
1877 9,933 Show data context 84,037 Show data context 824 Show data context 15,365 Show data context 1,499 Show data context 115,995 Show data context
1884 9,553 Show data context 82,076 Show data context 413 Show data context 17,359 Show data context 774 Show data context 119,674 Show data context
1885 9,039 Show data context 82,245 Show data context 548 Show data context 14,881 Show data context 1,399 Show data context 118,540 Show data context
1901 7,086 Show data context 79,364 Show data context 531 Show data context 12,146 Show data context 652 Show data context 122,194 Show data context
1931 10,889 Show data context 62,405 Show data context 204 Show data context 17,168 Show data context 66 Show data context 120,573 Show data context
1961 13,806 Show data context 67,449 Show data context 23,068 Show data context 120,194 Show data context
Date: Source:
1870 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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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, Angus ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th May 2022