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 517,189 Show data context
1871 537,602 Show data context 24,380 Show data context 635 Show data context
1877 556,746 Show data context 24,380 Show data context 305 Show data context 168 Show data context 190 Show data context
1885 579,069 Show data context
1891 641,396 Show data context 32,737 Show data context 217 Show data context
1900 582,036 Show data context
1901 581,686 Show data context 262,859 Show data context 35,054 Show data context 408 Show data context
1910 567,707 Show data context 290,074 Show data context 35,079 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, Cumberland 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: 16th October 2019