Generalised Crop Acreages

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Year Wheat Barley and Oats Rye Potatoes Peas and Beans Other
1801 867,251 Show data context 1,161,682 Show data context 18,327 Show data context 53,475 Show data context 276,689 Show data context 241,845 Show data context
1866 3,161,431 Show data context 3,381,377 Show data context 50,570 Show data context 311,151 Show data context 806,792 Show data context 5,552,485 Show data context
1869 3,417,054 Show data context 3,376,063 Show data context 52,709 Show data context 356,829 Show data context 939,207 Show data context 5,132,546 Show data context
1871 3,312,550 Show data context 3,418,354 Show data context 57,755 Show data context 391,531 Show data context 895,033 Show data context 5,760,604 Show data context
1877 2,987,129 Show data context 3,490,530 Show data context 48,604 Show data context 303,964 Show data context 776,509 Show data context 5,847,281 Show data context
1881 2,641,045 Show data context 3,656,503 Show data context 32,372 Show data context 347,733 Show data context 631,038 Show data context 5,699,421 Show data context
1885 2,349,305 Show data context 3,541,899 Show data context 42,409 Show data context 359,026 Show data context 635,492 Show data context 5,722,361 Show data context
1891 2,192,393 Show data context 3,445,267 Show data context 38,081 Show data context 354,606 Show data context 539,141 Show data context 5,458,735 Show data context
1900 1,744,556 Show data context 3,505,535 Show data context 46,102 Show data context 396,936 Show data context 403,123 Show data context 5,225,661 Show data context
1901 1,617,721 Show data context 3,467,166 Show data context 49,649 Show data context 415,105 Show data context 389,546 Show data context 5,297,405 Show data context
1910 1,716,629 Show data context 3,307,223 Show data context 41,933 Show data context 376,834 Show data context 425,614 Show data context 4,723,822 Show data context
1920 1,824,104 Show data context 3,559,385 Show data context 95,068 Show data context 516,933 Show data context 419,963 Show data context 4,764,869 Show data context
1930 1,325,717 Show data context 2,583,481 Show data context 43,742 Show data context 404,080 Show data context 308,646 Show data context 4,510,369 Show data context
1931 1,180,907 Show data context 2,479,255 Show data context 32,362 Show data context 426,188 Show data context 289,134 Show data context 4,546,388 Show data context
1940 1,665,414 Show data context 2,993,162 Show data context 19,468 Show data context 515,068 Show data context 123,041 Show data context 4,103,390 Show data context
1950 2,349,193 Show data context 3,166,321 Show data context 73,770 Show data context 814,293 Show data context 142,789 Show data context 6,326,160 Show data context
1960 1,986,660 Show data context 3,984,425 Show data context 17,079 Show data context 565,657 Show data context 92,148 Show data context 6,152,345 Show data context
1961 1,714,913 Show data context 4,151,989 Show data context 17,265 Show data context 471,370 Show data context 78,693 Show data context 6,350,333 Show data context
1970 2,376,211 Show data context 5,129,863 Show data context 11,171 Show data context 494,248 Show data context 188,531 Show data context 4,967,524 Show data context
Date: Source:
1801 Home Office: Parish Acreage Returns
1866 - 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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Date accessed: 09th December 2021