Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Orchards
1920 31 Show data context
1921 145,807 Show data context
1931 128,618 Show data context 227,158 Show data context 36 Show data context
1941 104,937 Show data context 251,606 Show data context
1951 97,458 Show data context 255,566 Show data context
1961 97,464 Show data context 242,319 Show data context 5 Show data context
1971 94,627 Show data context 224,239 Show data context
Date: Source:
1920 - 1971 Ministry of Agriculture, 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, Merionethshire AdmC 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: 15th September 2019