Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards Market Gardens Nursery Grounds
1870 4,450,544 Show data context
1871 4,516,090 Show data context 734,530 Show data context 6,865 Show data context
1877 4,668,221 Show data context 734,490 Show data context 1,576 Show data context 2,939 Show data context 1,624 Show data context
1884 4,811,813 Show data context
1885 4,845,805 Show data context
1901 4,900,131 Show data context 9,374,512 Show data context 878,765 Show data context 2,313 Show data context
1931 4,632,200 Show data context 9,497,263 Show data context
1961 4,308,573 Show data context 12,435,529 Show data context 714 Show data context
Date: Source:
1870 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish 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, Scotland Dep 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: 26th May 2019