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 480,171 Show data context
1871 495,678 Show data context 23,360 Show data context 1,923 Show data context
1877 504,695 Show data context 23,406 Show data context 690 Show data context 452 Show data context 390 Show data context
1885 514,660 Show data context
1891 512,593 Show data context 25,428 Show data context 437 Show data context
1900 494,716 Show data context
1901 493,707 Show data context 40,461 Show data context 25,760 Show data context 1,042 Show data context
1910 489,555 Show data context 36,564 Show data context 25,852 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, Derbyshire 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: 20th November 2019