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
|Piece of land between public road and Lake Windermere.||South Lakeland||Cumbria||Located adjacent to Lake Windermere, 1.5 kms S.E of Ambleside.|
|Parcel of land adjoining the Hogs Back||Guildford||Surrey||Located along A 31 near Scale, 9.25 kms west of Guildford.|
|Common Land||North Norfolk||Norfolk||Located 0.75 km SE of Honing, 6 km SE of North Walsham.|
|Bowling Green and Hollywell||Mid Bedfordshire||Bedfordshire||Located east of Cranfield, 11.5 kms S.W. of Bedford.|
|Play Area, Orton Waterville.||Peterborough||Cambridgeshire||Located in Orton Waterville, on S.W. outskirts of Peterborough.|
|Bulls Green||East Hertfordshire||Hertfordshire||Woodland at Bulls Green, 4.75 kms N.E. of Welwyn Garden City.|
|Land south of Mill Field, Downhead.||Mendip||Somerset||Located along minor road in Downhead, 8.5 km SW of Frome.|
|Land at Hungry Hatton||North Shrops||Shropshire||Triangular Common at road junction 0.25km east of Hungryhatton.|
|Land either side of A 1092 and B 1066, Long Melford.||Babergh||Suffolk||Roadside verges located west of Long Melford.|
|Common Land||Selby||North Yorkshire||Located 1.5 km east of Fulford on SE outskirts of York.|