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

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1881- 1885
Wheat 74,050 Show data context
Barley or Bere 73,278 Show data context
Oats 92,432 Show data context
Rye 1,940 Show data context
Beans 11,491 Show data context
Peas 8,943 Show data context
Potatoes 11,588 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 75,556 Show data context
Mangold 5,044 Show data context
Carrots 474 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 9,002 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 9,412 Show data context
Flax 410 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 18,428 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 86,217 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: 19th September 2020