Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards
1920 511,136 Show data context 1,111 Show data context 742 Show data context
1921 511,075 Show data context
1930 505,192 Show data context 2,262 Show data context 833 Show data context
1931 503,434 Show data context 3,166 Show data context 881 Show data context
1940 497,010 Show data context 3,499 Show data context 794 Show data context
1941 495,830 Show data context 4,985 Show data context
1950 491,342 Show data context 3,038 Show data context 955 Show data context
1951 491,381 Show data context 3,221 Show data context
1960 482,916 Show data context 2,924 Show data context 600 Show data context
1961 481,151 Show data context 2,725 Show data context 533 Show data context
1970 476,761 Show data context 2,990 Show data context 1,698 Show data context 196 Show data context
1971 475,497 Show data context 2,588 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, Northamptonshire 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: 17th October 2019