Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1870 22 Show data context 34,372 Show data context 46 Show data context 2,489 Show data context 37 Show data context 42,135 Show data context
1871 22 Show data context 35,060 Show data context 34 Show data context 2,590 Show data context 36 Show data context 40,957 Show data context
1877 20 Show data context 35,862 Show data context 81 Show data context 1,990 Show data context 47 Show data context 42,561 Show data context
1884 15 Show data context 35,497 Show data context 210 Show data context 1,865 Show data context 28 Show data context 44,334 Show data context
1885 14 Show data context 35,427 Show data context 85 Show data context 1,844 Show data context 33 Show data context 43,501 Show data context
1901 7 Show data context 34,761 Show data context 148 Show data context 1,675 Show data context 34 Show data context 47,443 Show data context
1931 0 Show data context 25,523 Show data context 9 Show data context 988 Show data context 0 Show data context 51,813 Show data context
1961 4 Show data context 22,043 Show data context 534 Show data context 56,751 Show data context
Date: Source:
1870 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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, Caithness ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 23rd November 2017