Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1869.

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 96,491 Show data context
Barley or Bere 41,524 Show data context
Oats 16,907 Show data context
Rye 250 Show data context
Beans 19,391 Show data context
Peas 11,237 Show data context
Potatoes 6,273 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 43,009 Show data context
Mangold 3,578 Show data context
Carrots 153 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 946 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 11,006 Show data context
Flax 93 Show data context
Hops 29 Show data context
Bare Fallow 10,022 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 71,715 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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Date: Acknowledgments:
1869 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 1869.

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Date accessed: 16th July 2020