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
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
|Penn Common||South Staffordshire||Staffordshire||Lying between Penn and Gospel End, 3.75 kms S of Wolverhampton.|
|Ayot Little Green||Welwyn Hatfield||Hertfordshire||Located at Ayot Green, west of Welwyn Garden City.|
|Navestock Heath and Lane leading to Heathfield Meadow.||Brentwood||Essex||Roadside verge at Sabine's Green, 6.25 kms N.W. of Brentwood.|
|Waste of the Manor adjoining St. Peter's Church, Tandridge.||Tandridge||Surrey||Located along a minor road, in the centre of Tandridge.|
|Free Green||Macclesfield||Cheshire||Along a minor road near Swan Green, 4.25 kms south of Knutsford|
|Land S.W. of Burledge Common||Wansdyke||Avon||Located on Burledge Hill, 1 km SSW of Bishop Sutton|
|Land at Marsh, Oxenhope.||Bradford||West Yorkshire||On south side of Penistone Hill at Upper Marsh, SW of Howarth.|
|Two pieces of land fronting Plank Lane, Water Orton.||North Warwickshire||Warwickshire||Located along minor road on west edge of Water Orton.|
|Rosedale Moor||Ryedale||North Yorkshire||Moorland located 3.25 km NW of Rosedale Abbey.|
|Common Land||Harrogate||North Yorkshire||Located in Stean, 10.5 km NW of Pateley Bridge.|