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 798,699 Show data context
1871 812,746 Show data context 46,020 Show data context 1,622 Show data context
1877 833,568 Show data context 46,020 Show data context 865 Show data context 312 Show data context 151 Show data context
1885 854,605 Show data context
1891 864,755 Show data context 50,937 Show data context 172 Show data context
1900 865,729 Show data context
1901 866,989 Show data context 313,736 Show data context 52,816 Show data context 1,186 Show data context
1910 866,527 Show data context 316,436 Show data context 58,171 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, North Riding Riding 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