Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1869.

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 110,878 Show data context
Barley or Bere 41,298 Show data context
Oats 54,455 Show data context
Rye 643 Show data context
Beans 23,904 Show data context
Peas 22,910 Show data context
Potatoes 14,188 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 32,070 Show data context
Mangold 8,400 Show data context
Carrots 485 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 4,501 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 18,905 Show data context
Flax 338 Show data context
Hops 38,606 Show data context
Bare Fallow 11,836 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 40,204 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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Date: Acknowledgments:
1869 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 1869.

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Date accessed: 11th July 2020