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 283,204 Show data context
1871 292,102 Show data context 48,094 Show data context 2,758 Show data context
1877 298,949 Show data context 48,094 Show data context 1,726 Show data context 1,682 Show data context 1,519 Show data context
1885 299,089 Show data context
1891 295,817 Show data context 51,430 Show data context 1,642 Show data context
1900 277,805 Show data context
1901 276,049 Show data context 13,136 Show data context 54,437 Show data context 2,607 Show data context
1910 260,613 Show data context 6,706 Show data context 58,576 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, Surrey 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: 04th August 2020