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
|Skiddaw Common||Allerdale||Cumbria||Area of fell, located on the lower slopes of Skiddaw.|
|Six pieces adjoining Little Morton Road , North Wingfield.||North East Derbyshire||Derbyshire||Roadside verges along minor road on S edge of North Wingfield.|
|Part of Oyster Hill.||Malvern Hills||Hereford/Worcester||Adjacent to minor road,0.75km SE of Coddington|
|Southern tip of Wheeler End Common||Wycombe||Buckinghamshire||Common N of M40,immediately N of Lane End.|
|Common Land||North Norfolk||Norfolk||Woodland located NW of Suffield, 6.5 km NW of North Walsham.|
|Rosehall Green||Three Rivers||Hertfordshire||Verge located south of Belsize, 6.25 kms N.W. of Rickmansworth.|
|Fiddlers Green, Holy Island.||Berwick-upon-Tweed||Northumberland||Located on Holy Island.|
|Brookhouse Common||Northavon||Avon||Located 1.5 km W of Marshfield, 10 km NNE of Bath.|
|Askham Fell||Eden||Cumbria||Located to the S.W. of Askham, and 6 kms S.S.W. of Penrith.|
|Land on north side of Oakfield Lane, Dartford.||Dartford||Kent||Located on the southern outskirts of Dartford.|