Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Orchards
1920 226,307 Show data context 33,496 Show data context 2,429 Show data context
1921 220,321 Show data context
1931 215,770 Show data context 54,745 Show data context 2,632 Show data context
1941 207,003 Show data context 62,917 Show data context
1951 207,132 Show data context 54,379 Show data context
1961 204,298 Show data context 48,590 Show data context 1,459 Show data context
1971 196,804 Show data context 44,295 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 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, Monmouthshire 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: 15th October 2019