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
Sullington Warren Horsham West Sussex Area of woodland, located east of Storrington.
Lammas Lands Waverley Surrey Adjacent to the River Wey, located in the centre of Godalming.
Pumphills Allerdale Cumbria Located in the northern part of Kirkbride.
Ford Common Sedgemoor Somerset At Ford Common, SE of Brean, 7.5 km SSW of Weston-Super-Mare.
Island in River Wye at Symonds Yat. South Herefordshire Hereford/Worcester Located on River Wye,S of Symonds Yat,1.5km SE of Gt.Doward
Village Green Peterborough Cambridgeshire Located in Orton Waterville, on S.W. outskirts of Peterborough.
Chapel Pond Huntingdon Cambridgeshire Located along the B1050 in Earith.
Blaylock Riggs Common Carlisle Cumbria Located near Kingstown, 2.5 kms north of Carlisle.
Brewery Lane Watering Place Allerdale Cumbria Adjacent to the River Greta in Keswick.
Common Land Kings Lynn & W.Norf Norfolk Located west of North Wootton, 4 km NNE of King's Lynn.