Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1920 51,427 Show data context 179,467 Show data context 276 Show data context 13,661 Show data context 1,414 Show data context 275,275 Show data context
1930 25,267 Show data context 116,973 Show data context 105 Show data context 7,643 Show data context 1,261 Show data context 285,222 Show data context
1931 18,737 Show data context 109,895 Show data context 114 Show data context 7,795 Show data context 1,074 Show data context 288,221 Show data context
1940 29,326 Show data context 161,501 Show data context 95 Show data context 12,431 Show data context 367 Show data context 261,169 Show data context
1950 27,687 Show data context 126,838 Show data context 422 Show data context 22,212 Show data context 795 Show data context 367,951 Show data context
1960 8,195 Show data context 123,311 Show data context 231 Show data context 8,793 Show data context 160 Show data context 409,395 Show data context
1961 5,911 Show data context 134,062 Show data context 87 Show data context 6,840 Show data context 52 Show data context 407,281 Show data context
1970 17,496 Show data context 142,290 Show data context 146 Show data context 5,431 Show data context 235 Show data context 360,914 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, Devon AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 13th August 2022