Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1871 3,571,894 Show data context 5,101,490 Show data context 71,495 Show data context 627,691 Show data context 930,382 Show data context 8,100,173 Show data context
1877 3,168,540 Show data context 5,171,767 Show data context 60,146 Show data context 512,471 Show data context 809,676 Show data context 8,260,458 Show data context
1885 2,478,318 Show data context 5,197,836 Show data context 50,839 Show data context 548,731 Show data context 665,013 Show data context 8,261,203 Show data context
1901 1,700,965 Show data context 4,969,350 Show data context 56,650 Show data context 577,260 Show data context 406,743 Show data context 7,879,228 Show data context
1931 1,246,725 Show data context 3,603,749 Show data context 35,675 Show data context 574,874 Show data context 281,042 Show data context 2,447,004 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 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, Great Britain Dep through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 02nd December 2020