Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year For mowing/for hay For grazing/not for hay
1871 73,166 Show data context 111,105 Show data context
1877 75,562 Show data context 113,857 Show data context
1891 89,186 Show data context 140,093 Show data context
1900 88,292 Show data context 155,595 Show data context
1901 87,472 Show data context 156,468 Show data context
Date: Source:
1871 - 1901 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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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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In certain years, the Agricultural Census divided the acreage of Permanent Pasture by usage. In 1871, 1891-1901 and 1921-31 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'not for hay'. In 1940-41 it was divided into 'for hay' and 'for grazing'. In 1950-70 it was divided into 'for mowing' and 'for grazing'. 'For hay' is included here with 'for mowing', and 'not for hay' with 'for grazing'. The Scottish Farm Census used some more complex classifications of permanent grass, and in 1961 did not identify 'rotation grasses' but ...


sub-divided grassland into over and under seven years old; these classifications have been mapped to this simpler form.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Buckinghamshire AncC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Pasture Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 20th September 2019