Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census.

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Year Under 5 acres 5 to 50 acres 50 to 300 acres Over 300 acres
1920 685 Show data context 1,796 Show data context 1,485 Show data context 355 Show data context
1931 534 Show data context 1,509 Show data context 1,490 Show data context 342 Show data context
1950 629 Show data context 1,050 Show data context 1,263 Show data context 377 Show data context
1960 545 Show data context 861 Show data context 1,136 Show data context 381 Show data context
1970 184 Show data context 546 Show data context 776 Show data context 428 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1970 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The 1910 Farm Census listed farm acreages using this four-way classification, and data from later years have been simplified to the same bands. In most years, holdings of under 1 acre are specifically excluded.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Parts of Kesteven AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Sizes of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census., A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/unit/10134821/cube/AGCEN_FARMSIZE_A_GEN

Date accessed: 19th January 2020