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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 115,763 Show data context
Barley or Bere 65,310 Show data context
Oats 65,759 Show data context
Rye 2,442 Show data context
Beans 5,905 Show data context
Peas 11,502 Show data context
Potatoes 4,733 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 93,735 Show data context
Mangold 8,835 Show data context
Carrots 467 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 6,776 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 22,491 Show data context
Flax 500 Show data context
Hops 2,536 Show data context
Bare Fallow 21,450 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 102,908 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: 01st August 2021