Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1869 109,722 Show data context 66,727 Show data context
1871 111,613 Show data context 75,896 Show data context
1877 124,206 Show data context 62,716 Show data context
1885 124,763 Show data context 62,520 Show data context
1891 141,250 Show data context 55,185 Show data context
1901 117,940 Show data context 64,006 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, Caernarvonshire 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