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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1881- 1885
Wheat 8,505 Show data context
Barley or Bere 9,410 Show data context
Oats 13,387 Show data context
Rye 36 Show data context
Beans 69 Show data context
Peas 48 Show data context
Potatoes 2,293 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 9,488 Show data context
Mangold 1,303 Show data context
Carrots 39 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 142 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 1,341 Show data context
Flax 11 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 2,128 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 27,570 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: 17th May 2022