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 751,097 Show data context
1871 755,746 Show data context 33,584 Show data context 3,102 Show data context
1877 770,128 Show data context 32,562 Show data context 1,041 Show data context 302 Show data context 97 Show data context
1885 781,860 Show data context
1891 774,949 Show data context 34,241 Show data context 76 Show data context
1900 760,345 Show data context
1901 758,535 Show data context 30,732 Show data context 34,771 Show data context 2,024 Show data context
1910 759,127 Show data context 30,507 Show data context 37,979 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, Suffolk 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: 07th August 2020