Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Land Areas reported by the Agricultural Census 1970 1971
Farmland 449,003 Show data context 452,549 Show data context
Rough Grazings 5,426 Show data context 5,810 Show data context
Woods 1,626 Show data context
Orchards 6,860 Show data context
Date: Source:
1970 - 1971 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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The Agricultural Census was not primarily a land use survey, but it did record the total farmed area, apparently excluding rough grazings, and for some dates it also recorded other categories including the area of rough grazings and the area of woodlands. In some cases, as with orchards, the acreages seem to be included within the overall farmed area, while woodlands are always separate.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 19th August 2019