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 Village Square||Kerrier||Cornwall||Located on the NW edge of Lizard.|
|Roadside Waste, Aspenden Road, Buntingford.||East Hertfordshire||Hertfordshire||Located adjacent to River Rib, between Buntingford and Aspenden|
|Little Orton Pond||Carlisle||Cumbria||Located in Little Orton, to the west of Carlisle.|
|Land at Holcombe Farm||Stroud||Gloucestershire||Verge along minor road near Holcombe Farm, 1.75 km NW Painswick|
|Hawkesden Leys||Huntingdon||Cambridgeshire||Located south of Gallow Brook, N.E. of St. Neots.|
|Nameless piece of land at Lerryn.||Caradon||Cornwall||Adjacent to River Lerryn in Lerryn, 4.25 km SE of Lostwithiel.|
|Common Land||Craven||North Yorkshire||Located in Appletreewick, 6.5 km SE of Grassington.|
|Bedminster Down||Bristol||Avon||Located along A 38 at Bedminster, on SW outskirts of Bristol.|
|Great Langdale Common||South Lakeland||Cumbria||Area of fell, including Langdale Pikes, 3 kms west of Grasmere.|
|Kings Green, Oxted.||Tandridge||Surrey||Located along a minor road to the south of Oxted.|