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||Great Yarmouth||Norfolk||On east edge of Ormesby Broad, 2 km NW of Ormesby St. Margaret.|
|Common Land||Harrogate||North Yorkshire||Located south of Padside, 14.25 km NW of Harrogate.|
|Cowards Marsh||Christchurch||Dorset||On E side of St. Domerine Hill, 2.25 km NNW of Christchurch|
|Haste Hill Common||Waverley||Surrey||Area of woodland, located on the S.E. outskirts of Haslemere.|
|Land near The Square||South Shrops||Shropshire||Located near the river in the east of Bucknall.|
|Land at Kemple End||Ribble Valley||Lancashire||Located on minor road at Kemple End, 5.75 kms S.W. of Clitheroe|
|Chain Bar||Boothferry||Humberside||Located south of A 163 in Bubwith, 9 kms N.W. of Howden.|
|Corfe Castle Common||Purbeck||Dorset||Located on SW edge of Corfe Castle, 7 km NW of Swanage.|
|Molehill Green||Uttlesford||Essex||Located south of Molehil Green, 8 kms NE of Bishop's Stortford.|
|Simpson's Moss||Ribble Valley||Lancashire||Two areas of fell 0.7 kms NE of Stephens Moor, NE of Slaidburn.|