Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Year Wheat Barley Oats Rye Beans & Peas Potatoes Turnips and Swedes Mangolds Cabbage, Rape, etc Hops Bare Fallow Clover and Rotation Grasses Other Crops
1870 2,760 Show data context 15,436 Show data context 31,892 Show data context 174 Show data context 603 Show data context 2,256 Show data context 26,318 Show data context 12 Show data context 253 Show data context 0 Show data context 745 Show data context 51,981 Show data context 491 Show data context
1871 3,152 Show data context 15,796 Show data context 32,121 Show data context 132 Show data context 712 Show data context 2,546 Show data context 26,632 Show data context 15 Show data context 339 Show data context 0 Show data context 828 Show data context 50,761 Show data context 568 Show data context
1877 1,509 Show data context 16,472 Show data context 33,111 Show data context 129 Show data context 539 Show data context 1,846 Show data context 26,531 Show data context 36 Show data context 398 Show data context 0 Show data context 359 Show data context 57,810 Show data context 526 Show data context
1884 1,515 Show data context 13,355 Show data context 32,624 Show data context 62 Show data context 950 Show data context 2,118 Show data context 25,143 Show data context 26 Show data context 464 Show data context 0 Show data context 310 Show data context 59,937 Show data context 634 Show data context
1885 872 Show data context 13,474 Show data context 33,112 Show data context 47 Show data context 798 Show data context 1,829 Show data context 24,405 Show data context 22 Show data context 493 Show data context 0 Show data context 69 Show data context 57,682 Show data context 674 Show data context
1901 289 Show data context 12,883 Show data context 28,414 Show data context 1 Show data context 266 Show data context 1,236 Show data context 21,445 Show data context 49 Show data context 809 Show data context 0 Show data context 60 Show data context 53,822 Show data context 294 Show data context
1931 859 Show data context 4,720 Show data context 20,903 Show data context 0 Show data context 24 Show data context 1,103 Show data context 14,620 Show data context 37 Show data context 663 Show data context 54 Show data context 62,652 Show data context 349 Show data context
1961 2,319 Show data context 16,781 Show data context 16,952 Show data context 1,944 Show data context 10,297 Show data context 398 Show data context 1,586 Show data context 83 Show data context 70,884 Show data context 1,720 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 system for crop classification has been designed by the GBH GIS project to enable comparison of all farm censuses from 1866 to 1970. This inevitably means including many crops in a large 'Other' category. Although Farm Census data for Scotland as well as for England and Wales have been converted to this structure, the Scottish classification for 1961 fits particularly poorly, not identifying rye or beans and peas. Hops are not identified in the Scottish classification for 1931 or 1961, but there were no hops...


at all in Scotland in 1871 or 1901.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Roxburghshire ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10146010/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 08th August 2022