Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.


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Agricultural Census Generalised Crop Categories 1970
Wheat 73,188 Show data context
Barley 71,787 Show data context
Oats 4,408 Show data context
Rye 380 Show data context
Beans & Peas 9,468 Show data context
Potatoes 17,762 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 72 Show data context
Mangolds 119 Show data context
Cabbage, Rape, etc 728 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 4,402 Show data context
Clover and Rotation Grasses 9,464 Show data context
Other Crops 35,597 Show data context
Date: Source:
1970 Ministry of Agriculture, 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, Huntingdonshire and Peterborough AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 03rd August 2020