Common Land in England

Searchable database of all common land in England.

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

The data powering the database is sourced from the government's DEFRA website. For information about UK Government property and land visit government buildings.

Village Greens

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

Name District County Description
Common Baulk Mid Bedfordshire Bedfordshire Located in Biggleswade.
Common Land Kings Lynn & W.Norf Norfolk Located along minor road, 0.5 km SE of Thornham.
Pumbling Pool Limestone Quarry Tynedale Northumberland Located 7.25 kms north of Haltwhistle.
Whit Moor Lancaster Lancashire Moorland located 4.5 kms east of Caton, 10 kms ENE of Lancaster
Mangotsfield Common Kingswood Avon Along minor road in Mangotsfield, on NE outskirts of Kingswood.
Sourton Common West Devon Devon Moorland on NW Dartmoor, E of Sourton, 3 km E of Bridstowe.
Land in Maidenhead Windsor and Maidenhead Berkshire Common on NW side of Maidenhead settlement.
Land near Clark's Barn, Splash Lane. Huntingdon Cambridgeshire Located along minor road north of Wyton, and N.E. of Huntingdon
Burnt Ash Verge Stroud Gloucestershire Along minor road at Burnt Ash, east of Minchinhampton.
The Pond Basingstoke and Deane Hampshire Located along B 3046 in Cliddesden, south of Basingstoke.