Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Year Wheat Barley Oats Rye Beans & Peas Potatoes Turnips and Swedes Mangolds Cabbage, Rape, etc Hops Bare Fallow Clover and Rotation Grasses Other Crops
1871 3,571,894 Show data context 2,385,783 Show data context 2,715,707 Show data context 71,495 Show data context 930,382 Show data context 627,691 Show data context 2,163,744 Show data context 360,517 Show data context 178,919 Show data context 60,030 Show data context 542,840 Show data context 4,369,448 Show data context 424,675 Show data context
1877 3,168,540 Show data context 2,417,588 Show data context 2,754,179 Show data context 60,146 Show data context 809,676 Show data context 512,471 Show data context 2,073,455 Show data context 358,055 Show data context 182,710 Show data context 71,239 Show data context 616,147 Show data context 4,493,216 Show data context 465,636 Show data context
1885 2,478,318 Show data context 2,257,346 Show data context 2,940,490 Show data context 50,839 Show data context 665,013 Show data context 548,731 Show data context 2,014,958 Show data context 354,523 Show data context 153,079 Show data context 71,327 Show data context 560,342 Show data context 4,654,173 Show data context 452,801 Show data context
1901 1,700,965 Show data context 1,972,448 Show data context 2,996,902 Show data context 56,650 Show data context 406,743 Show data context 577,260 Show data context 1,664,525 Show data context 398,805 Show data context 180,325 Show data context 51,127 Show data context 344,105 Show data context 4,856,387 Show data context 383,954 Show data context
1931 1,246,725 Show data context 1,117,057 Show data context 2,486,692 Show data context 35,675 Show data context 281,042 Show data context 574,874 Show data context 982,283 Show data context 271,870 Show data context 106,216 Show data context 363,686 Show data context 722,949 Show data context
Date: Source:
1871 - 1901 Great Britain Historical GIS Project
1931 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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This system for crop classification has been designed by the GBH GIS project to enable comparison of all farm censuses from 1866 to 1970. This inevitably means including many crops in a large 'Other' category. Although Farm Census data for Scotland as well as for England and Wales have been converted to this structure, the Scottish classification for 1961 fits particularly poorly, not identifying rye or beans and peas. Hops are not identified in the Scottish classification for 1931 or 1961, but there were no hops...


at all in Scotland in 1871 or 1901.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Great Britain Dep through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10090283/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 02nd December 2020