Documentation for individual data value

Behind the Vision of Britain web site is a true data library, a collection of individual statistics each with its own metadata to tell users what it means. These metadata also control how the system visualises statistical data through graphs and maps. This is what we know about the particular data value you selected:

Attribute Value Meaning
Identifier 11436562 This number locates the particular value within the data table; it is like an accession number in a conventional library.
Value 900 This is the data value itself.
Date(s) covered 1801 We store dates within a date object, which can hold anything from a simple year value, for a census, to a period defined by two calendar dates.
Administrative area covered 10044418 Salford CP/AP
Meaning (DDS cell reference) AGCEN_AREA_A:total Cell within nCube N_AGCEN_AREA_A: Total areas of reporting units
1 Total Area (for Farm Census) Total Area
Universe: Total area in acres, by agricultural census
Source CROP1801 Home Office: Parish Acreage Returns
Credits ALL_crop_1801 Contributor(s):

(1) Michael Turner (Department of Economic History, University of Hull). Role: transcriber. Restrictions on use: the data cannot be accessed, although the Vision of Britain system may present them graphically (any other use requires the contributor's permission.)

(2) Great Britain Historical GIS Project (Department of Geography, University of Portsmouth). Role: digitiser. Restrictions on use: the data may be freely used.

Status P Public. Visible in both graphics and tables.
Precision E Exact
Created by crop_1801 This is the name of our script which inserted this data value into the main data table. For non-derived values, this is usually done by copying data values across from our more conventional GBHDB database, and the scripts are usually named after the table in GBHDB they copy data from.

This table lists, in its "value" column, a single row from our data table. The values are mostly identifiers and codes which are given meaning by our main sub-systems, and the "meaning" column reaches into these to tell you more.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Vision of Britain | Context for data value | The meaning of 900, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th June 2024