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 668,712 Show data context
1871 657,161 Show data context 11,357 Show data context 1,079 Show data context
1877 675,088 Show data context 11,357 Show data context 653 Show data context 412 Show data context 199 Show data context
1885 662,506 Show data context
1891 669,393 Show data context 16,809 Show data context 64 Show data context
1900 672,354 Show data context
1901 671,941 Show data context 2,101 Show data context 17,181 Show data context 960 Show data context
1910 674,606 Show data context 2,108 Show data context 18,290 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, East Riding Riding 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: 19th September 2020