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
Common Land South Norfolk Norfolk Located on the north edge of Mundham, 3 km west of Loddon.
Howe Green Uttlesford Essex Located at Howe Green, 3.25 kms S.E. of Bishop's Stortford.
The River Plym from Plym Bridge to Laira. South Hams Devon Part of the River Plym located on NE outskirts of Plymouth.
Common Land South Norfolk Norfolk Located at Rhees Green, 1 km east of Long Stratton.
Tidy's Green Tandridge Surrey Roadside verge, located in Limpsfield.
Roydon Mead Epping Forest Essex Located adjacent to the River Stort, east of Roydon.
The Green Richmondshire North Yorkshire Located along A 167 in Croft on Tees, 4.5 km S of Darlington.
Chineley Burn Limestone Quarry Tynedale Northumberland Located north of Redburn, 7 kms west of Haydon Bridge.
Trebarwith Village Wastree North Cornwall Cornwall Located in Trebarwith, 2.25 km south of Tintagel.
Brimfield Common Leominster Hereford/Worcester Located 1.25km SW of Brimfield