Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1869 9,292 Show data context 55,242 Show data context 233 Show data context 7,828 Show data context 327 Show data context 40,537 Show data context
1871 8,673 Show data context 56,198 Show data context 318 Show data context 8,338 Show data context 505 Show data context 48,055 Show data context
1877 8,118 Show data context 55,139 Show data context 288 Show data context 7,711 Show data context 619 Show data context 51,884 Show data context
1885 6,297 Show data context 51,639 Show data context 300 Show data context 7,098 Show data context 556 Show data context 52,637 Show data context
1891 6,067 Show data context 46,996 Show data context 224 Show data context 6,453 Show data context 463 Show data context 51,192 Show data context
1901 5,751 Show data context 41,711 Show data context 433 Show data context 5,918 Show data context 511 Show data context 57,776 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 - 1901 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, Cardiganshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th January 2020