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 435,783 Show data context
1871 439,479 Show data context 23,640 Show data context 2,014 Show data context
1877 447,167 Show data context 23,640 Show data context 1,508 Show data context 430 Show data context 182 Show data context
1885 455,077 Show data context
1891 452,298 Show data context 27,846 Show data context 369 Show data context
1900 447,689 Show data context
1901 447,676 Show data context 1,809 Show data context 28,517 Show data context 2,330 Show data context
1910 441,629 Show data context 1,733 Show data context 30,433 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, Nottinghamshire 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 January 2020