Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards Market Gardens Nursery Grounds
1870 100,226 Show data context
1871 100,067 Show data context 440 Show data context 0 Show data context
1877 105,144 Show data context 440 Show data context 6 Show data context 13 Show data context 22 Show data context
1884 106,414 Show data context
1885 106,710 Show data context
1901 113,046 Show data context 234,098 Show data context 952 Show data context 11 Show data context
1931 103,622 Show data context 235,166 Show data context
1961 92,893 Show data context 306,704 Show data context 0 Show data context
Date: Source:
1870 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,
1931 - 1961 Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, Scottish Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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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, Caithness ScoCnty 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 November 2017