Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards Market Gardens Nursery Grounds
1869 176,449 Show data context
1871 187,509 Show data context 6,746 Show data context 3,292 Show data context
1877 186,922 Show data context 6,757 Show data context 90 Show data context 42 Show data context 30 Show data context
1885 187,283 Show data context
1891 196,435 Show data context 11,654 Show data context 35 Show data context
1901 181,946 Show data context 117,160 Show data context 12,593 Show data context 80 Show data context
1910 131,464 Show data context 11,716 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 - 1910 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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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 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, Caernarvonshire AncC 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: 22nd January 2020