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 1,009,820 Show data context
1871 1,045,680 Show data context 65,820 Show data context 30,013 Show data context
1877 1,108,543 Show data context 66,191 Show data context 24,776 Show data context 851 Show data context 333 Show data context
1885 1,193,108 Show data context
1891 1,213,715 Show data context 84,098 Show data context 362 Show data context
1900 1,210,034 Show data context
1901 1,208,999 Show data context 160,188 Show data context 86,050 Show data context 27,161 Show data context
1910 1,211,167 Show data context 161,257 Show data context 89,166 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, Devon AncC 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: 18th September 2019