Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 39,159 Show data context 50,545 Show data context 401 Show data context 761 Show data context 5,876 Show data context 10,951 Show data context
1869 115,763 Show data context 131,069 Show data context 2,442 Show data context 4,733 Show data context 17,407 Show data context 259,698 Show data context
1871 110,853 Show data context 129,475 Show data context 3,259 Show data context 5,800 Show data context 19,761 Show data context 267,832 Show data context
1877 105,776 Show data context 130,281 Show data context 2,927 Show data context 4,445 Show data context 15,595 Show data context 268,035 Show data context
1885 85,186 Show data context 123,598 Show data context 2,066 Show data context 5,470 Show data context 11,376 Show data context 260,074 Show data context
1891 77,236 Show data context 118,574 Show data context 1,982 Show data context 5,265 Show data context 10,539 Show data context 248,301 Show data context
1900 59,880 Show data context 117,280 Show data context 5,055 Show data context 5,980 Show data context 5,993 Show data context 234,678 Show data context
1901 55,078 Show data context 114,542 Show data context 5,556 Show data context 5,976 Show data context 5,572 Show data context 235,485 Show data context
1910 62,228 Show data context 112,335 Show data context 2,719 Show data context 5,282 Show data context 5,518 Show data context 210,273 Show data context
Date: Source:
1801 Home Office: Parish Acreage Returns
1869 - 1910 Ministry of Agriculture, 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, Hampshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 01st August 2021