Farmland Use, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Permanent Grass Arable
1869 685,438 Show data context 455,433 Show data context
1871 674,832 Show data context 484,045 Show data context
1877 732,106 Show data context 445,073 Show data context
1885 791,483 Show data context 420,445 Show data context
1891 835,011 Show data context 386,159 Show data context
1900 827,630 Show data context 370,138 Show data context
1901 827,143 Show data context 369,035 Show data context
1910 832,389 Show data context 350,933 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 area of 'Arable Land' in each farm, and the area of 'Permanent Grass'. The latter was sometimes sub-divided into grass 'for Hay' and 'not for Hay'. The Scottish Farm Census in 1961 classified grassland not into 'Permanent' and 'Rotation' but into grassland aged over and under 7 years old; we treat the latter as being equivalent to 'rotation', and therefore as arable. We do not include the area of 'Rough Grazings' here as it was not r...


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Date accessed: 19th November 2019