Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 35,738 Show data context 26,594 Show data context 161 Show data context 4,911 Show data context 8,979 Show data context 5,854 Show data context
1869 77,973 Show data context 58,679 Show data context 146 Show data context 9,637 Show data context 20,545 Show data context 110,373 Show data context
1871 74,951 Show data context 58,160 Show data context 317 Show data context 11,788 Show data context 18,771 Show data context 132,893 Show data context
1877 69,245 Show data context 55,811 Show data context 360 Show data context 8,163 Show data context 18,898 Show data context 133,731 Show data context
1885 49,199 Show data context 52,717 Show data context 164 Show data context 7,517 Show data context 12,925 Show data context 118,990 Show data context
1891 42,813 Show data context 51,294 Show data context 161 Show data context 6,538 Show data context 11,231 Show data context 109,492 Show data context
1900 32,329 Show data context 55,859 Show data context 535 Show data context 4,997 Show data context 8,610 Show data context 97,549 Show data context
1901 29,894 Show data context 53,875 Show data context 498 Show data context 5,130 Show data context 8,397 Show data context 98,347 Show data context
1910 30,637 Show data context 47,290 Show data context 289 Show data context 3,781 Show data context 8,259 Show data context 81,323 Show data context
Date: Source:
1801 Home Office: Parish Acreage Returns
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, Somerset AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st October 2021