Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1869 172,013 Show data context 82,328 Show data context
1871 161,914 Show data context 95,907 Show data context
1877 187,901 Show data context 80,394 Show data context
1885 203,889 Show data context 75,770 Show data context
1891 218,437 Show data context 64,313 Show data context
1901 211,111 Show data context 61,689 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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Date: Acknowledgments:
1869 - 1885 Robert Schwartz (Department of History, Mount Holyoke College). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.
1871 - 1901 David Allan Gatley (School of Social Sciences, University of Staffordshire). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the contributor must be acknowledged but the data may be freely used for non-commercial purposes.

 

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The Agricultural Census was not primarily a land use survey, but it did record the area of 'Arable Land' in each farm, and the area of 'Permanent Grass'. The latter was sometimes sub-divided into grass 'for Hay' and 'not for Hay'. The Scottish Farm Census in 1961 classified grassland not into 'Permanent' and 'Rotation' but into grassland aged over and under 7 years old; we treat the latter as being equivalent to 'rotation', and therefore as arable. We do not include the area of 'Rough Grazings' here as it was not r...


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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Glamorgan AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th November 2019