Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1881.

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1881- 1885
Wheat 69,213 Show data context
Barley or Bere 66,935 Show data context
Oats 69,036 Show data context
Rye 1,972 Show data context
Beans 8,748 Show data context
Peas 5,067 Show data context
Potatoes 23,158 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 62,118 Show data context
Mangold 3,060 Show data context
Carrots 226 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 2,292 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 8,890 Show data context
Flax 553 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 16,208 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 82,969 Show data context
Date: Source:
1885 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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Date: Acknowledgments:
1885 Robert Schwartz (Department of History, Mount Holyoke College). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.


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The Agricultural Census used this set of crops in its main tabulation by county for 1881.

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Date accessed: 13th November 2019