Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1869.

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Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 1869
Wheat 53,141 Show data context
Barley or Bere 28,594 Show data context
Oats 10,037 Show data context
Rye 454 Show data context
Beans 20,339 Show data context
Peas 8,126 Show data context
Potatoes 4,132 Show data context
Turnips and Swedes 13,469 Show data context
Mangold 4,155 Show data context
Carrots 499 Show data context
Cabbage, Kohl Rabi, and Rape 3,275 Show data context
Vetches, Lucerne and other Green Crops 7,268 Show data context
Flax 48 Show data context
Hops 0 Show data context
Bare Fallow 11,735 Show data context
Clover, Sainfoin, and Grasses under Rotation 11,038 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,


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Date: Acknowledgments:
1869 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 1869.

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Date accessed: 28th May 2022