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 502,260 Show data context
1871 510,288 Show data context 11,921 Show data context 3,527 Show data context
1877 529,381 Show data context 11,921 Show data context 1,384 Show data context 896 Show data context 487 Show data context
1885 540,551 Show data context
1891 541,319 Show data context 25,017 Show data context 572 Show data context
1900 536,332 Show data context
1901 536,066 Show data context 14,544 Show data context 24,836 Show data context 2,321 Show data context
1910 533,329 Show data context 13,047 Show data context 24,665 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 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, Cheshire AncC through time | Agriculture & 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: 01st October 2014