Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards Market Gardens Nursery Grounds
1869 472,686 Show data context
1871 476,117 Show data context 18,429 Show data context 2,836 Show data context
1877 488,663 Show data context 18,529 Show data context 991 Show data context 408 Show data context 121 Show data context
1885 496,850 Show data context
1891 495,719 Show data context 20,610 Show data context 119 Show data context
1900 495,284 Show data context
1901 494,777 Show data context 1,341 Show data context 21,261 Show data context 2,673 Show data context
1910 493,443 Show data context 1,681 Show data context 20,278 Show data context
Date: Source:
1869 - 1910 Ministry of Agriculture, Agricultural Statistics (HM Stationery Office) ,

 

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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 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, Warwickshire AncC 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: 29th September 2020