Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1869 348,382 Show data context 321,590 Show data context
1871 342,646 Show data context 342,207 Show data context
1877 383,527 Show data context 318,215 Show data context
1885 426,859 Show data context 289,740 Show data context
1891 449,471 Show data context 275,214 Show data context
1900 458,027 Show data context 261,053 Show data context
1901 461,792 Show data context 256,852 Show data context
1910 485,588 Show data context 231,439 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 - 1910 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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Date: Acknowledgments:
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 area of 'Arable Land' in each farm, and the area of 'Permanent Grass'. The latter was sometimes sub-divided into grass 'for Hay' and 'not for Hay'. The Scottish Farm Census in 1961 classified grassland not into 'Permanent' and 'Rotation' but into grassland aged over and under 7 years old; we treat the latter as being equivalent to 'rotation', and therefore as arable. We do not include the area of 'Rough Grazings' here as it was not r...


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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Shropshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th October 2019