Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1869 86,686 Show data context 124,576 Show data context 1,689 Show data context 12,826 Show data context 17,131 Show data context 157,945 Show data context
1871 74,374 Show data context 136,461 Show data context 1,453 Show data context 13,243 Show data context 17,474 Show data context 179,607 Show data context
1877 57,526 Show data context 146,819 Show data context 1,338 Show data context 8,686 Show data context 12,882 Show data context 176,245 Show data context
1885 46,875 Show data context 147,297 Show data context 1,377 Show data context 10,229 Show data context 10,721 Show data context 168,232 Show data context
1891 36,913 Show data context 146,041 Show data context 1,147 Show data context 10,470 Show data context 8,039 Show data context 160,053 Show data context
1900 27,200 Show data context 149,567 Show data context 1,290 Show data context 12,954 Show data context 5,570 Show data context 150,176 Show data context
1901 18,745 Show data context 153,485 Show data context 1,329 Show data context 13,157 Show data context 5,272 Show data context 153,377 Show data context
1910 23,888 Show data context 146,022 Show data context 2,440 Show data context 11,421 Show data context 3,469 Show data context 141,799 Show data context
Date: Source:
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, North Riding Riding through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st October 2019