Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1870 6,778 Show data context 53,529 Show data context 576 Show data context 8,777 Show data context 1,400 Show data context 109,425 Show data context
1871 6,964 Show data context 51,395 Show data context 526 Show data context 8,093 Show data context 1,679 Show data context 100,179 Show data context
1877 3,804 Show data context 53,776 Show data context 360 Show data context 7,775 Show data context 1,813 Show data context 113,379 Show data context
1884 2,422 Show data context 53,799 Show data context 293 Show data context 8,297 Show data context 1,453 Show data context 118,321 Show data context
1885 2,003 Show data context 53,963 Show data context 282 Show data context 7,711 Show data context 1,397 Show data context 132,596 Show data context
1901 873 Show data context 44,849 Show data context 168 Show data context 8,193 Show data context 991 Show data context 107,597 Show data context
1931 710 Show data context 33,534 Show data context 2 Show data context 7,572 Show data context 156 Show data context 83,725 Show data context
1961 1,760 Show data context 29,734 Show data context 6,040 Show data context 121,125 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 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, Ayrshire ScoCnty through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 17th June 2021