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 bordering River Wye, (part of Breinton Common).||South Herefordshire||Hereford/Worcester||Adjacent to River Wye,on opposite bank to Lower Eaton|
|Pike Common||Bridgnorth||Shropshire||Riverside common, 0.5km north of Cleobury Mortimer.|
|Top and Bottom Shore.||Allerdale||Cumbria||Located at Stonethwaite, 0.5 kms S.E. of Borrowdale.|
|Land at Asheridge||Chiltern||Buckinghamshire||Common within Asheridge,along road.|
|Part of Coldharbour Common||Mole Valley||Surrey||Area of woodland, located 5.5 kms S.W. of Dorking.|
|The Pinfold||Newark and Sherwood||Nottinghamshire||Along minor road in Epperstone, 11.5 kms NE of Nottingham.|
|Land in Warnborough Green||Hart||Hampshire||Located at Warnborough Green between North Warnborough and Hook|
|Criggon Moor||Restormel||Cornwall||Located north of Criggon, 8 km SW of Bodmin.|
|Hay Green||North Hertfordshire||Hertfordshire||Located at Hay Green, 4.25 kms S.W. of Royston.|
|Land at Pixey Garden and Bottoms.||West Devon||Devon||Located on north Dartmoor, south of South Zeal.|