Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1869 397,846 Show data context 400,853 Show data context
1871 390,134 Show data context 422,612 Show data context
1877 430,072 Show data context 403,496 Show data context
1885 469,874 Show data context 384,731 Show data context
1891 502,092 Show data context 362,663 Show data context
1900 518,972 Show data context 346,757 Show data context
1901 521,624 Show data context 345,365 Show data context
1910 537,488 Show data context 329,039 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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Date accessed: 24th October 2019