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.
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
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.
|The Green||Blaby||Leicestershire||Sited along minor road on north edge of Blaby, SSW of Leicester|
|Barrowmouth Wood||Copeland||Cumbria||Steep slope rising above Saltom Bay, S.W. of Whitehaven.|
|The Parks||Southampton||Hampshire||Parkland located in the centre of Southampton.|
|Main Dale||Kerrier||Cornwall||Located at Main Dale, lying between St. Keverne and Coverack.|
|Tregoss Moors||Restormel||Cornwall||Located east of Tregoss, 6.5 km SE of St. Columb Major.|
|Woodeaton Village Green||South Oxfordshire||Oxfordshire||Located in the centre of Woodeaton, 5 kms N.E. of Oxford.|
|Pond and Waste Ground.||West Devon||Devon||Located in Throwleigh, 9 km SE of Okehampton.|
|Black Hill and Haytor Down.||Teignbridge||Devon||Moorland located on east Dartmoor, 4.5 km WNW of Bovey Tracey.|
|Smithmoor Common||Malvern Hills||Hereford/Worcester||Located 2.5km NE of Upton upon Severn|
|Land at Rease Heath||Crewe and Nantwich||Cheshire||Located at Rease Heath, 2.5 kms N.N.W. of Nantwich.|
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