Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 5,173 Show data context 7,044 Show data context 1 Show data context 712 Show data context 391 Show data context 1,385 Show data context
1869 128,549 Show data context 170,449 Show data context 254 Show data context 18,502 Show data context 2,862 Show data context 290,994 Show data context
1871 124,804 Show data context 177,421 Show data context 553 Show data context 21,412 Show data context 4,384 Show data context 327,368 Show data context
1877 112,525 Show data context 168,329 Show data context 332 Show data context 15,002 Show data context 2,388 Show data context 352,306 Show data context
1885 84,927 Show data context 165,496 Show data context 260 Show data context 13,718 Show data context 1,561 Show data context 344,943 Show data context
1891 74,888 Show data context 156,612 Show data context 416 Show data context 12,948 Show data context 1,667 Show data context 338,911 Show data context
1900 57,376 Show data context 166,260 Show data context 436 Show data context 12,468 Show data context 1,131 Show data context 337,936 Show data context
1901 50,520 Show data context 166,649 Show data context 424 Show data context 12,911 Show data context 1,275 Show data context 332,272 Show data context
1910 50,272 Show data context 158,796 Show data context 311 Show data context 10,737 Show data context 1,226 Show data context 299,618 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, Devon AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 23rd September 2019