Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 25,360 Show data context 38,485 Show data context 913 Show data context 705 Show data context 15,524 Show data context 8,068 Show data context
1869 82,249 Show data context 71,054 Show data context 322 Show data context 2,436 Show data context 37,182 Show data context 77,027 Show data context
1871 81,332 Show data context 73,165 Show data context 716 Show data context 3,093 Show data context 32,913 Show data context 90,358 Show data context
1877 79,103 Show data context 73,699 Show data context 549 Show data context 2,345 Show data context 27,955 Show data context 93,544 Show data context
1885 57,568 Show data context 73,581 Show data context 134 Show data context 2,874 Show data context 22,082 Show data context 93,356 Show data context
1891 54,300 Show data context 68,500 Show data context 129 Show data context 2,550 Show data context 17,145 Show data context 81,492 Show data context
1900 43,187 Show data context 71,390 Show data context 238 Show data context 3,216 Show data context 13,466 Show data context 74,375 Show data context
1901 44,399 Show data context 67,870 Show data context 330 Show data context 3,854 Show data context 12,273 Show data context 75,243 Show data context
1910 44,643 Show data context 60,555 Show data context 202 Show data context 2,573 Show data context 13,092 Show data context 67,536 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, Northamptonshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 12th December 2019