Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1871.

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1871- 1870 1871 1877
Wheat 22 Show data context 22 Show data context 20 Show data context
Barley or Bere 1,737 Show data context 1,966 Show data context 1,373 Show data context
Oats 32,635 Show data context 33,094 Show data context 34,489 Show data context
Rye 46 Show data context 34 Show data context 81 Show data context
Beans 1 Show data context 0 Show data context 8 Show data context
Peas 36 Show data context 36 Show data context 39 Show data context
Potatoes 2,489 Show data context 2,590 Show data context 1,990 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 12,874 Show data context 13,042 Show data context 14,119 Show data context
Mangold 0 Show data context 6 Show data context 10 Show data context
Carrots 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 2 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 91 Show data context 60 Show data context 81 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 340 Show data context 336 Show data context 497 Show data context
Flax 3 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context 0 Show data context 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 1,181 Show data context 1,095 Show data context 465 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation: For Hay 8,491 Show data context 8,832 Show data context 8,255 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation: Not for Hay 19,155 Show data context 17,586 Show data context 19,132 Show data context
Date: Source:
1870 - 1877 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The Agricultural Census used this set of crops in its main tabulation by county for 1871.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Caithness ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1871., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10091962/cube/AGCEN_CROP_1871

Date accessed: 25th November 2017