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 669,972 Show data context
1871 684,853 Show data context 39,699 Show data context 5,125 Show data context
1877 701,742 Show data context 39,699 Show data context 2,944 Show data context 59 Show data context 112 Show data context
1885 716,599 Show data context
1891 724,685 Show data context 49,093 Show data context 121 Show data context
1900 719,080 Show data context
1901 718,644 Show data context 35,686 Show data context 50,493 Show data context 4,758 Show data context
1910 717,027 Show data context 38,152 Show data context 51,425 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, Shropshire 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 October 2019