Basic land use categories, as reported by the Agricultural Census

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Year Farmland Rough Grazings Woods Orchards Market Gardens Nursery Grounds
1866 22,261,833 Show data context
1869 23,370,502 Show data context
1871 23,717,660 Show data context 1,314,316 Show data context 176,685 Show data context
1877 24,312,033 Show data context 1,325,765 Show data context 159,095 Show data context 34,464 Show data context 9,961 Show data context
1881 24,663,937 Show data context 1,466,038 Show data context 180,038 Show data context 41,996 Show data context 10,100 Show data context
1885 24,880,307 Show data context
1891 25,113,340 Show data context 1,613,849 Show data context 204,530 Show data context 74,929 Show data context 11,253 Show data context
1900 24,713,790 Show data context
1901 24,694,252 Show data context 2,324,624 Show data context 1,665,741 Show data context 228,580 Show data context
1910 24,515,382 Show data context 2,423,592 Show data context 1,715,473 Show data context
1920 23,847,426 Show data context 2,732,285 Show data context 217,642 Show data context
1921 23,541,733 Show data context
1930 22,649,833 Show data context 3,575,469 Show data context 241,779 Show data context
1931 22,528,515 Show data context 3,595,285 Show data context 239,483 Show data context
1940 21,962,238 Show data context 3,722,613 Show data context 252,452 Show data context
1941 22,015,109 Show data context 3,780,565 Show data context
1950 21,886,147 Show data context 3,632,127 Show data context 268,246 Show data context
1951 21,902,665 Show data context 3,616,124 Show data context
1960 21,836,839 Show data context 3,307,095 Show data context 231,410 Show data context
1961 21,787,035 Show data context 3,286,805 Show data context 224,743 Show data context
1970 21,226,437 Show data context 3,115,752 Show data context 185,606 Show data context 153,002 Show data context
1971 21,236,715 Show data context 3,114,577 Show data context
Date: Source:
1866 - 1971 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, England Dep 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: 28th November 2021