Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

No chart.

Year Wheat Barley Oats Rye Beans & Peas Potatoes Turnips and Swedes Mangolds Cabbage, Rape, etc Hops Bare Fallow Clover and Rotation Grasses Other Crops
1869 9,292 Show data context 23,571 Show data context 31,671 Show data context 233 Show data context 327 Show data context 7,828 Show data context 3,943 Show data context 334 Show data context 48 Show data context 0 Show data context 5,271 Show data context 30,463 Show data context 478 Show data context
1871 8,673 Show data context 25,038 Show data context 31,160 Show data context 318 Show data context 505 Show data context 8,338 Show data context 4,525 Show data context 564 Show data context 86 Show data context 0 Show data context 2,516 Show data context 39,952 Show data context 412 Show data context
1877 8,118 Show data context 24,128 Show data context 31,011 Show data context 288 Show data context 619 Show data context 7,711 Show data context 5,157 Show data context 904 Show data context 119 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,468 Show data context 43,574 Show data context 662 Show data context
1885 6,297 Show data context 19,719 Show data context 31,920 Show data context 300 Show data context 556 Show data context 7,098 Show data context 5,022 Show data context 970 Show data context 136 Show data context 0 Show data context 1,210 Show data context 44,854 Show data context 445 Show data context
1891 6,067 Show data context 17,466 Show data context 29,530 Show data context 224 Show data context 463 Show data context 6,453 Show data context 5,347 Show data context 1,102 Show data context 195 Show data context 0 Show data context 898 Show data context 43,312 Show data context 338 Show data context
1901 5,751 Show data context 15,433 Show data context 26,278 Show data context 433 Show data context 511 Show data context 5,918 Show data context 4,804 Show data context 1,560 Show data context 420 Show data context 0 Show data context 795 Show data context 49,979 Show data context 218 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

This website exists to help people doing personal research projects on particular areas within a locality. So long as you are using our data for only a small number of units, you are not making money out of what you are doing, and you are not systematically re-publishing our data, you do not need to request permission from us, but you do need to acknowledge us as your source with the wording:

"This work is based on data provided through www.VisionofBritain.org.uk and uses historical material which is copyright of the Great Britain Historical GIS Project and the University of Portsmouth".

Where the above statement is included in a web page or similar online resource, the reference to "www.VisionofBritain.org.uk" must be a working hyperlink.

nCube definition


This system for crop classification has been designed by the GBH GIS project to enable comparison of all farm censuses from 1866 to 1970. This inevitably means including many crops in a large 'Other' category. Although Farm Census data for Scotland as well as for England and Wales have been converted to this structure, the Scottish classification for 1961 fits particularly poorly, not identifying rye or beans and peas. Hops are not identified in the Scottish classification for 1931 or 1961, but there were no hops...


at all in Scotland in 1871 or 1901.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Cardiganshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10186006/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 27th January 2020