Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 5,779 Show data context 9,259 Show data context 1,072 Show data context 82 Show data context 43 Show data context
1869 41,553 Show data context 50,245 Show data context 1,688 Show data context 25,518 Show data context 4,923 Show data context 54,280 Show data context
1871 34,524 Show data context 49,880 Show data context 1,726 Show data context 24,806 Show data context 4,547 Show data context 79,953 Show data context
1877 25,606 Show data context 50,731 Show data context 1,598 Show data context 20,360 Show data context 3,167 Show data context 72,903 Show data context
1885 19,281 Show data context 54,983 Show data context 2,970 Show data context 28,052 Show data context 2,238 Show data context 73,447 Show data context
1891 15,376 Show data context 58,734 Show data context 3,178 Show data context 26,083 Show data context 1,588 Show data context 75,343 Show data context
1900 16,740 Show data context 62,649 Show data context 2,173 Show data context 25,514 Show data context 887 Show data context 89,346 Show data context
1901 12,223 Show data context 64,662 Show data context 2,138 Show data context 24,892 Show data context 845 Show data context 92,009 Show data context
1910 14,951 Show data context 66,803 Show data context 2,122 Show data context 20,778 Show data context 422 Show data context 88,275 Show data context
Date: Source:
1801 Home Office: Parish Acreage Returns
1869 - 1910 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, Cheshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 16th October 2021