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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1881- 1885
Wheat 67,827 Show data context
Barley or Bere 33,997 Show data context
Oats 27,154 Show data context
Rye 312 Show data context
Beans 12,825 Show data context
Peas 4,544 Show data context
Potatoes 6,131 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 37,605 Show data context
Mangold 3,920 Show data context
Carrots 121 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 854 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 11,979 Show data context
Flax 7 Show data context
Hops 24 Show data context
Bare Fallow 12,408 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 98,064 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: 14th July 2020