Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 24,589 Show data context 22,709 Show data context 102 Show data context 180 Show data context 15,385 Show data context 2,995 Show data context
1869 60,735 Show data context 54,346 Show data context 509 Show data context 1,687 Show data context 27,113 Show data context 64,125 Show data context
1871 58,831 Show data context 54,109 Show data context 408 Show data context 2,185 Show data context 26,036 Show data context 72,310 Show data context
1877 55,295 Show data context 55,424 Show data context 488 Show data context 1,402 Show data context 22,725 Show data context 77,586 Show data context
1885 46,143 Show data context 53,627 Show data context 144 Show data context 1,961 Show data context 16,039 Show data context 73,986 Show data context
1891 43,042 Show data context 49,671 Show data context 323 Show data context 1,482 Show data context 13,409 Show data context 66,542 Show data context
1900 34,298 Show data context 48,485 Show data context 523 Show data context 1,586 Show data context 9,549 Show data context 61,948 Show data context
1901 31,862 Show data context 46,235 Show data context 669 Show data context 1,710 Show data context 9,049 Show data context 66,448 Show data context
1910 31,641 Show data context 41,464 Show data context 418 Show data context 1,665 Show data context 8,911 Show data context 51,645 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, Buckinghamshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th October 2019