Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 46,088 Show data context 70,043 Show data context 932 Show data context 3,215 Show data context 7,515 Show data context 80,937 Show data context
1930 33,663 Show data context 49,639 Show data context 411 Show data context 1,693 Show data context 4,276 Show data context 70,643 Show data context
1931 28,937 Show data context 44,984 Show data context 312 Show data context 1,884 Show data context 4,107 Show data context 73,253 Show data context
1940 39,367 Show data context 56,428 Show data context 101 Show data context 2,046 Show data context 1,127 Show data context 57,512 Show data context
1950 52,741 Show data context 72,459 Show data context 299 Show data context 6,413 Show data context 2,296 Show data context 103,295 Show data context
1960 39,250 Show data context 98,043 Show data context 146 Show data context 3,498 Show data context 580 Show data context 97,490 Show data context
1961 32,626 Show data context 96,789 Show data context 45 Show data context 2,764 Show data context 587 Show data context 102,820 Show data context
1970 54,478 Show data context 123,740 Show data context 99 Show data context 2,841 Show data context 3,547 Show data context 71,085 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, 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, Oxfordshire AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd May 2022