Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970.

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Year Wheat Barley Oats Rye Beans & Peas Potatoes Turnips and Swedes Mangolds Cabbage, Rape, etc Hops Bare Fallow Clover and Rotation Grasses Other Crops
1870 6,778 Show data context 1,434 Show data context 52,095 Show data context 576 Show data context 1,400 Show data context 8,777 Show data context 9,457 Show data context 375 Show data context 170 Show data context 0 Show data context 685 Show data context 98,078 Show data context 660 Show data context
1871 6,964 Show data context 1,448 Show data context 49,947 Show data context 526 Show data context 1,679 Show data context 8,093 Show data context 9,562 Show data context 458 Show data context 167 Show data context 0 Show data context 687 Show data context 88,592 Show data context 713 Show data context
1877 3,804 Show data context 2,648 Show data context 51,128 Show data context 360 Show data context 1,813 Show data context 7,775 Show data context 8,938 Show data context 871 Show data context 130 Show data context 0 Show data context 222 Show data context 102,698 Show data context 520 Show data context
1884 2,422 Show data context 2,126 Show data context 51,673 Show data context 293 Show data context 1,453 Show data context 8,297 Show data context 7,716 Show data context 521 Show data context 165 Show data context 0 Show data context 645 Show data context 108,757 Show data context 517 Show data context
1885 2,003 Show data context 2,224 Show data context 51,739 Show data context 282 Show data context 1,397 Show data context 7,711 Show data context 7,383 Show data context 570 Show data context 225 Show data context 0 Show data context 156 Show data context 123,712 Show data context 550 Show data context
1901 873 Show data context 1,651 Show data context 43,198 Show data context 168 Show data context 991 Show data context 8,193 Show data context 6,571 Show data context 669 Show data context 793 Show data context 0 Show data context 99 Show data context 99,056 Show data context 409 Show data context
1931 710 Show data context 17 Show data context 33,517 Show data context 2 Show data context 156 Show data context 7,572 Show data context 6,539 Show data context 197 Show data context 836 Show data context 144 Show data context 74,835 Show data context 1,174 Show data context
1961 1,760 Show data context 3,712 Show data context 26,022 Show data context 6,040 Show data context 5,612 Show data context 479 Show data context 1,803 Show data context 449 Show data context 111,875 Show data context 907 Show data context
Date: Source:
1870 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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, Ayrshire ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10145960/cube/AGCEN_CROP_GEN

Date accessed: 17th June 2021