Industrial Revolution – 1800

Early 1800 it was the height of the industrial revolution there was a Farming in Great Britain, The Agricultural Revolution was a period of technological improvement and increased crop productivity that occurred during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe. In this lesson, learn the timeline, causes, effects and major inventions that spurred this shift in production.

In many ways, British agriculture advanced more rapidly than any other European nation. The increased agricultural production of the 18th century can be traced to four interrelated factors:

  • The increased availability of farmland
  • A favorable climate
  • More livestock
  • Improved crop yield

The Agricultural Revolution in Britain proved to be a major turning point in history, allowing population to far exceed earlier peaks and sustain the country’s rise to industrial pre-eminence. Towards the end of the 19th century, the substantial gains in agricultural productivity were rapidly offset by competition from cheaper imports, made possible by the exploitation of new lands and advances in transportation, refrigeration, and other technologies.

His parents were Thomas Wheelock of Hodnet and Elizabeth Walford, His father was the steward to the Earl of Lichfield and responsible for the Earl’s estate in Shugborough Hall, he had his house at the park farm. He was exposed to all the new machinery and the revolution occurring at the time. His young Son would have witnessed the developments and learn from the constant changes at the time.

The family can be directly traced to the town of Market Drayton and the village of Audlem in Cheshire.