Common Land in England

Searchable database of all common land in England.

Common Land In England

Around 3% of the land area of England is recognised as common land. On this website you will find a maintained and searchable database of registered parcels of common land in England.

Search by village or parish name, or find all common land in a specific county. You can also list types of common land, as well as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

Common Land In England

The website contains land records for nearly all parcels of registered common land in England, with additional data including location, area, extent of rights etc. The information was assembled between 1982 and 1993 as part of the biological survey of common land

The data powering the database is sourced from the government's DEFRA website. For information about UK Government property and land visit government buildings.

Village Greens

Town and village greens originate in customary law, where long-standing recreational use of land by the local inhabitants came to be recognised and protected by the courts. Greens are areas of land where local people have for many years indulged in lawful sports and pastimes, which might include organised or informal games, picnics, fetes, dog walking and similar activities. A green can be in private ownership but many greens are owned or maintained by town and parish councils.

Examples of Common Land

Name District County Description
Croft Mere Boothferry Humberside Located west of the River Trent, 0.5 km east of Owston Ferry.
Barnmoor Green Stratford on Avon Warwickshire Sited at Barnmoor Green near Claverdon, 9.5 kms west of Warwick
Frogmore Hart Hampshire Roadside verges located in Blackwater, west of Camberley.
Land on NW side of Roman Road in front of Old Bakery. Chelmsford Essex Located along the B 1002 in Margaretting, S.W. of Chelmsford.
Common Land North Norfolk Norfolk Located along minor road north of Sustead, 5.75 km SW of Cromer
Withington Common Wigan Greater Manchester Located at Astley, Tyldesley, 8 kms south of Bolton.
Dorney Common South Bucks Buckinghamshire Common on both sides of B3026,E from E side of Dorney.
Village Green Aylesbury Vale Buckinghamshire Common in four parts in centre of Aston Abbotts.
Long Scar Craven North Yorkshire Rocky fell located 1.75 km north of Austwick.
The Green South Wight Isle of Wight Roadside verge, located at Chale Green, 9 kms SSW of Newport.