Northamptonshire AncC — Current theme: Agriculture and Land Use

These simple graphs compare Northamptonshire with national trends:




Agriculture and Land Use

This aspect of the Vision of Britain system presents data from two kinds of source: Agricultural Censuses, which gathered data on the kinds of crops planted and animals raised, usually from farmers; and Land Use Mapping, which actually surveyed land use, field by field. Work on this theme has been funded by DEFRA, the Environment Agency and the Frederick Soddy Trust. Our most detailed information on land use is, in fact, the complete set of the maps published by the Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain, included in our 'Historical Mapping' section.



We hold these detailed statistics for Northamptonshire, which we graph and tabulate here:

Available datasets Period covered Variables
(number of categories)
1801 Crop Acreages 1801 1801 Crop Return categories (65)
1801 Crop Return Total Acreage 1801 1801 Crop Return Category Total (1)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census for 1891 through 1901. 1891 to 1901 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1891-1901 (18)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census for 1910. 1910 Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1910 (19)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1869. 1869 Agricultural Census Crop Categories for 1869 (16)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1871. 1871 to 1877 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1871- (17)
Acreages of different crops, as reported by the Agricultural Census in 1881. 1885 Agricultural Census Crop Categories, 1881- (16)
Acreages of farms by type of tenure. 1901 Agricultural Census Tenure-type Categories for 1891 (2)
Ages of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1869 to 1891 Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1866-1891 (2)
Ages of sheep as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1910 Agricultural Census Sheep Categories for 1900-10 (3)
Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1869 to 1910 Land Areas reported by the Agricultural Census (6)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1869 to 1891 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1866-91 (3)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1901 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1900-01 (4)
Categories of Cattle as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1910 Agricultural Census Cattle Categories for 1910-11 (5)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1869 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1869 (2)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1871 to 1885 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1870-1885 (2)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1891 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1891 (3)
Categories of horse as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1910 Agricultural Census Horse Categories for 1900-10 (3)
Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1869 to 1910 Agricultural Census Categories for Farmland (2)
Generalised agricultural crop classification for 1866-1970. 1869 to 1910 Agricultural Census Generalised Crop Categories (13)
Generalised Categories for Horses as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1871 to 1910 Agricultural Census Generalised Horse Categories (2)
Generalised Cattle Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1910 Agricultural Census Generalised Cattle Categories (3)
Generalised Crop Acreages 1801 to 1910 Generalised Crop Categories (6)
Generalised Sheep Categories as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1910 Agricultural Census Generalised Sheep Categories (3)
Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census 1871 to 1901 Agricultural Census Categories for Pasture (2)
Sizes and tenure-type of farms as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1910 Agricultural Census Tenure-type Categories for 1891 (2)
Agricultural Census Farm Size in four categories (4)
Total areas of reporting units 1801 to 1910 Total Area (for Farm Census) (1)
Types of Animal reported by the Agricultural Census 1869 to 1910 Types of animal listed by the Agricultural Census (6)
Types of pig as reported by the Agricultural Census. 1900 to 1910 Agricultural Census Pig Categories for 1900-10 (2)
Types of poultry as recorded by the Agricultural Census. 1885 Agricultural Census Poultry Categories (4)

Read more about how we hold statistics here.