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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 82,249 Show data context
Barley or Bere 52,259 Show data context
Oats 18,795 Show data context
Rye 322 Show data context
Beans 24,609 Show data context
Peas 12,573 Show data context
Potatoes 2,436 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 26,771 Show data context
Mangold 4,568 Show data context
Carrots 269 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 1,296 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 6,991 Show data context
Flax 88 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 17,222 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 19,822 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: 13th December 2019