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
|Common Land||Kings Lynn & W.Norf||Norfolk||Along minor road adjacent to River Wissey, SW of Stoke Ferry.|
|The Parish Pit||North Dorset||Dorset||On minor road W of Milborne St. Andrew, SW of Blandford Forum.|
|Heslington Common||Selby||North Yorkshire||Located 1.5 km E of Crockey Hill, 5 km SE of York.|
|Land in Field Lane||East Lindsey||Lincolnshire||Located along a track between Grainthorpe and Conisholme.|
|Land adjacent to canal bank, Misterton.||Bassetlaw||Nottinghamshire||On north bank of Chesterfield Canal, on east edge of Misterton|
|Quarry Ground, Gelt Woods.||Carlisle||Cumbria||An area of woodland, located 2 kms south of Brampton.|
|Heath Common||Wakefield||West Yorkshire||Located at Heath, 2.25 kms E.S.E. of Wakefield.|
|Manorial Waste in Lodge Hill Lane||Lewes||East Sussex||Roadside verge, located between Ditchling and Keymer.|
|Dorney Common||South Bucks||Buckinghamshire||Common on both sides of B3026,E from E side of Dorney.|
|Common Land||Selby||North Yorkshire||Located in High Eggborough, 7.5 km ESE of Knottingley.|