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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1881- 1885
Wheat 47,473 Show data context
Barley or Bere 18,828 Show data context
Oats 23,237 Show data context
Rye 177 Show data context
Beans 16,446 Show data context
Peas 4,265 Show data context
Potatoes 4,531 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 17,979 Show data context
Mangold 3,993 Show data context
Carrots 105 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 1,042 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 4,134 Show data context
Flax 1 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 14,430 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 41,857 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: 29th September 2020