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
Land in Slad Stroud Gloucestershire Located along B 4070 in Slad, 3 km NE of Stroud.
Part of Albury Heath Guildford Surrey Located 1.5 kms S.W. of Shere, 8 kms S.E. of Guilford.
The Green, Foxt. Staffordshire Moorlands Staffordshire Located along minor road in Foxt, 2 kms SE of Ipstones.
Kingswood Common South Staffordshire Staffordshire Partly wooded unit at Kingswood Common, 9km NW of Wolverhampton
Little Calva Allerdale Cumbria Steep area of fell, located 6.5 kms N.N.E. of Keswick.
Walton Hill Bromsgrove Hereford/Worcester Part of Clent Hills,0.5km E of Clent
Moss Moor Wear Valley Durham An area of moorland located 1 km west of Cowshill.
Cock Marsh Windsor and Maidenhead Berkshire Common S of River Thames,2km NE of Cookham Dean.
Pound Green Common Wyre Forest Hereford/Worcester Located 1.5km Sw of Upper Arley in N of Wyre Forest
Moor Common Wycombe Buckinghamshire Common near Moor Farm,1km S of Lane End.