Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1869 22,025 Show data context 19,686 Show data context 20 Show data context 2,257 Show data context 2,453 Show data context 32,832 Show data context
1871 21,067 Show data context 19,768 Show data context 81 Show data context 2,619 Show data context 2,605 Show data context 46,204 Show data context
1877 17,663 Show data context 17,880 Show data context 46 Show data context 1,679 Show data context 2,085 Show data context 40,168 Show data context
1885 11,533 Show data context 16,168 Show data context 9 Show data context 1,723 Show data context 1,011 Show data context 32,950 Show data context
1891 9,307 Show data context 15,233 Show data context 23 Show data context 1,723 Show data context 803 Show data context 27,840 Show data context
1900 6,824 Show data context 13,962 Show data context 66 Show data context 1,470 Show data context 521 Show data context 23,137 Show data context
1901 5,566 Show data context 13,096 Show data context 66 Show data context 1,403 Show data context 430 Show data context 25,260 Show data context
1910 5,532 Show data context 11,002 Show data context 45 Show data context 1,059 Show data context 325 Show data context 17,155 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, Monmouthshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th September 2019