Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 22,025 Show data context 33,620 Show data context 242 Show data context 3,810 Show data context 579 Show data context 48,067 Show data context
1930 13,802 Show data context 23,825 Show data context 135 Show data context 3,134 Show data context 493 Show data context 38,395 Show data context
1931 12,372 Show data context 22,291 Show data context 108 Show data context 3,317 Show data context 464 Show data context 39,200 Show data context
1940 21,101 Show data context 35,252 Show data context 94 Show data context 3,783 Show data context 110 Show data context 35,864 Show data context
1950 28,317 Show data context 36,020 Show data context 490 Show data context 8,555 Show data context 368 Show data context 82,903 Show data context
1960 22,453 Show data context 36,986 Show data context 111 Show data context 4,821 Show data context 73 Show data context 83,155 Show data context
1961 17,594 Show data context 38,715 Show data context 48 Show data context 3,946 Show data context 44 Show data context 88,090 Show data context
1970 13,163 Show data context 56,854 Show data context 6 Show data context 4,321 Show data context 358 Show data context 64,618 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 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, Derbyshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th June 2021