Farmland Use, as reported by the Land Utilisation Survey

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Land Utilisation Survey farmland categories 1931
Permanent Grass 865,585 Show data context
Arable 420,000 Show data context
Date: Source:
1931 L. Dudley Stamp, The Land of Britain: Its Use and Misuse (London: Longmans/Geographical Publications, 1948)

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The Land Utilisation Survey of Great Britain, based at the London School of Economics and led by Professor L. Dudley Stamp, organised schools throughout Britain in the 1930s to map land use in their local area, using standard categories defined by Stamp. These statistics dividing farmland into arable and permanent grassland form part of the county-level statistics published by Stamp in his book The Land of Britain: Its use and misuse (1948 and later editions).

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Devon AdmC through time | Agriculture and Land Use Statistics | Farmland Use, as reported by the Land Utilisation Survey, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 10th August 2022