Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1869 268,508 Show data context 270,270 Show data context
1871 266,219 Show data context 281,577 Show data context
1877 282,294 Show data context 277,195 Show data context
1885 309,730 Show data context 249,595 Show data context
1891 336,557 Show data context 224,116 Show data context
1900 354,912 Show data context 205,872 Show data context
1901 356,851 Show data context 203,969 Show data context
1910 371,795 Show data context 188,601 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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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Northamptonshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 10th December 2019