Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 20,005 Show data context 24,019 Show data context 1,315 Show data context 547 Show data context 11,980 Show data context 4,558 Show data context
1869 53,141 Show data context 38,631 Show data context 454 Show data context 4,132 Show data context 28,465 Show data context 51,487 Show data context
1871 53,582 Show data context 38,685 Show data context 528 Show data context 5,819 Show data context 27,467 Show data context 55,797 Show data context
1877 50,420 Show data context 42,780 Show data context 401 Show data context 4,511 Show data context 23,735 Show data context 59,989 Show data context
1885 43,315 Show data context 39,992 Show data context 297 Show data context 8,026 Show data context 17,422 Show data context 63,302 Show data context
1891 44,724 Show data context 36,560 Show data context 243 Show data context 7,313 Show data context 17,294 Show data context 55,622 Show data context
1900 37,149 Show data context 38,252 Show data context 207 Show data context 8,907 Show data context 12,435 Show data context 57,602 Show data context
1901 35,227 Show data context 36,434 Show data context 153 Show data context 9,829 Show data context 11,871 Show data context 59,461 Show data context
1910 40,009 Show data context 32,187 Show data context 109 Show data context 8,139 Show data context 13,281 Show data context 53,408 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, Bedfordshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 28th May 2022