Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1869 114,119 Show data context 127,140 Show data context 2,171 Show data context 28,778 Show data context 24,724 Show data context 158,501 Show data context
1871 103,910 Show data context 132,279 Show data context 2,254 Show data context 30,307 Show data context 23,929 Show data context 191,366 Show data context
1877 86,795 Show data context 131,488 Show data context 1,455 Show data context 24,162 Show data context 13,358 Show data context 187,815 Show data context
1885 69,213 Show data context 135,971 Show data context 1,972 Show data context 23,158 Show data context 13,815 Show data context 176,316 Show data context
1891 58,614 Show data context 134,802 Show data context 1,698 Show data context 22,483 Show data context 10,309 Show data context 158,253 Show data context
1900 47,388 Show data context 134,556 Show data context 2,005 Show data context 25,491 Show data context 8,297 Show data context 152,401 Show data context
1901 42,092 Show data context 133,357 Show data context 2,136 Show data context 27,711 Show data context 6,997 Show data context 156,742 Show data context
1910 47,420 Show data context 130,923 Show data context 2,385 Show data context 24,727 Show data context 5,052 Show data context 140,426 Show data context
Date: Source:
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, West Riding Riding through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th November 2019