Common Land in England

Searchable database of all common land in England.

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

The data powering the database is sourced from the government's DEFRA website. For information about UK Government property and land visit government buildings.

Village Greens

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

Name District County Description
Thirteen pieces of land in Parish of Tideswell. West Derbyshire Derbyshire Roadside verges and land located in and to north of Tideswell.
Crackington Haven Beach North Cornwall Cornwall Located on the coast at Crackington Haven.
Malton Road Stone Pit East Yorkshire Humberside Located on minor road near Chalet Farm, 2 kms WNW of Langtoft.
Common Land Ryedale North Yorkshire Located on north edge of Scagglethorpe, 5 km ENE of Malton.
Common Land Ryedale North Yorkshire Located in Welburn, 7.75 km SW of Malton.
Tregoss Moors Restormel Cornwall Located east of Tregoss, 6.5 km SE of St. Columb Major.
Land in Townfield Lane, Mollington. Chester Cheshire Located in Mollington, 4.25 kms N.W. of Chester.
Glory Mine Quarry West Derbyshire Derbyshire Located along minor road between Blackwell and Taddington.
Common Land Kings Lynn & W.Norf Norfolk Along River Burn NW of Burnham Thorpe, ESE of Burnham Market.
Chaureth Green Uttlesford Essex Located at Cherry Green, 2.5 kms north of Broxted.