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
|Land adjacent to Soss Lane||Bassetlaw||Nottinghamshire||Sited along 'other' road south of River Idle, east of Misterton|
|Lilley Hoo||North Hertfordshire||Hertfordshire||Partly wooded unit located N.E. of Lilley, 6 kms N.E. of Luton.|
|Cam Fell||Craven||North Yorkshire||Cam Fell, E of Ribble Head, 6.25 km N of Horton in Ribblesdale.|
|Bines Green||Horsham||West Sussex||Located along B 2135, south of Ashurst, 3 kms west of Henfield.|
|Land at Wrait Hill||Canterbury||Kent||Roadside verge, located near Clapham Hill, S.W. of Whitstable|
|Public Dipping Well||East Yorkshire Borough of Beverley||Humberside||Located on north edge of Elloughton, north of Brough.|
|The Green||Cherwell||Oxfordshire||Located in Lower Heyford, 9.5 kms W.N.W. of Bicester.|
|Sand Pit Lane Wastes||St. Albans||Hertfordshire||Pieces of roadside verge located in St. Albans.|
|Stagshaw Common||Tynedale||Northumberland||Located 3.5 kms north of Corbridge.|
|Common Land||Ryedale||North Yorkshire||Located along B 1257 in centre of Hovingham.|