Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley & Oats Rye Potatoes Peas & Beans Other
1801 27,403 Show data context 37,165 Show data context 1,233 Show data context 1,465 Show data context 9,090 Show data context 9,290 Show data context
1871 44,156 Show data context 43,447 Show data context 1,896 Show data context 4,082 Show data context 11,521 Show data context 85,801 Show data context
1881 35,057 Show data context 41,589 Show data context 993 Show data context 4,946 Show data context 7,916 Show data context 54,272 Show data context
1891 27,539 Show data context 36,212 Show data context 771 Show data context 5,935 Show data context 5,890 Show data context 68,821 Show data context
1901 18,125 Show data context 30,372 Show data context 1,481 Show data context 5,770 Show data context 3,162 Show data context 62,431 Show data context
1911 16,807 Show data context 24,961 Show data context 653 Show data context 4,814 Show data context 2,887 Show data context 49,769 Show data context
Date: Source:
1801 Home Office: Parish Acreage Returns
1871 - 1911 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, Surrey AncC through time | Agriculture & Land Use Statistics | Generalised Crop Acreages, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 22nd July 2024