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
|The Cove||South Lakeland||Cumbria||Located 1.5 kms E.N.E. of Seathwaite.|
|Great Hooks and Little Hooks.||West Somerset||Somerset||Located between Hinckley Point Power Station and Stolford.|
|East Moor||North Cornwall||Cornwall||Located on east edge of Bodmin Moor, 10.5 km SW of Launceston.|
|Part of Bricket Wood Common||St. Albans||Hertfordshire||Located on a minor road between Bricket Wood and Watford.|
|Hunston Common||Chichester||West Sussex||Located at Sidlesham Common, 4.5 kms S.S.W. of Chichester.|
|Pick Mere (part)||Vale Royal||Cheshire||Part of Pick Mere lake, located 3.9 kms N.E. of Northwich.|
|Land adjacent to Nottingham to Melton Road and Bottom Road.||Rushcliffe||Nottinghamshire||Located along minor road on south edge of Upper Broughton.|
|Common Land||North Norfolk||Norfolk||Located along minor road W of Pennygate, 4 km SW of Stalham.|
|Land at Yew Tree Mount, Painswick.||Stroud||Gloucestershire||On minor road near Upper Holcombe Farm, 2.25 km NW of Painswick|
|Checkendon Common, Nuffield Common and other land.||South Oxfordshire||Oxfordshire||Partly wooded unit in 9 parts, located west of Henley on Thames|