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
St. Cleer Downs Caradon Cornwall Located 0.75 km SE of St. Cleer, 2.75 km north of Liskeard.
Barlaston Common (part) Stafford Staffordshire Located 2.75 kms NE of Barlaston, 6.5 kms NNE of Stone.
Weeks Common Chichester West Sussex Woodland, 0.6 kms north of East Harting, and west of Midhurst.
Waldridge Fell Chester-Le-Street Durham Located 1.5 kms S.W. of Chester-Le-Street.
The Pond Test Valley Hampshire At minor road junction in Penton Mewsey, 4 kms NW of Andover.
The Lees Maidstone Kent Located S.E. of Yalding, 8.6 kms S.W. of Maidstone.
The Green, Tudhoe. Sedgefield Durham Located in Tudhoe, 1.5 kms north of Spennymoor.
Land in Sutton on Trent Newark and Sherwood Nottinghamshire Sited on east edge of Sutton on Trent, north of Newark on Trent
Bury Wharf Chichester West Sussex On W side of River Arun,in E of Bury.
Westerdale Moor Scarborough North Yorkshire Moorland lying N and S of Westerdale, 9.25 km SE of Guisborough