Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1870 2,760 Show data context 47,328 Show data context 174 Show data context 2,256 Show data context 603 Show data context 79,800 Show data context
1871 3,152 Show data context 47,917 Show data context 132 Show data context 2,546 Show data context 712 Show data context 79,143 Show data context
1877 1,509 Show data context 49,583 Show data context 129 Show data context 1,846 Show data context 539 Show data context 85,660 Show data context
1884 1,515 Show data context 45,979 Show data context 62 Show data context 2,118 Show data context 950 Show data context 86,514 Show data context
1885 872 Show data context 46,586 Show data context 47 Show data context 1,829 Show data context 798 Show data context 83,345 Show data context
1901 289 Show data context 41,297 Show data context 1 Show data context 1,236 Show data context 266 Show data context 76,479 Show data context
1931 859 Show data context 25,623 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,103 Show data context 24 Show data context 78,375 Show data context
1961 2,319 Show data context 33,733 Show data context 1,944 Show data context 84,968 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, Roxburghshire ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 08th August 2022