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
|The Pond and surrounding land at Fieldgate Farm, Ugley.||Uttlesford||Essex||Located north of Ugley Green, N.E. of Stansted Mountfitchet.|
|Milton Hyde||Wealden||East Sussex||Partly wooded area, located 2 kms west of Hailsham.|
|Roadside Waste by Stambourne Green Farm, Stambourne.||Braintree||Essex||Located at Stambourne Green, 7.5 kms S.E. of Haverhill.|
|Coal Burns||Gateshead||Tyne and Wear||Located at Coalburns, 3.5 km S.W. of Ryton.|
|Common Land||Richmondshire||North Yorkshire||Located in and SE of Bellerby, 2 km NNE of Leyburn.|
|Land at Woollards Hill||Wansdyke||Avon||Located along minor road in Blackrock, 8 km SE of Bristol.|
|Land near Church||St. Edmundsbury||Suffolk||Located in Great Livermere, 7.5 kms N.E. of Bury St. Edmunds.|
|Land called 'Champion'||Ribble Valley||Lancashire||Located 0.6 km N.N.W. of Threap Green, 4 kms east of Slaidburn.|
|Ireby Fell||Lancaster||Lancashire||Area of fell located N.E. of Ireby, 4 kms N.W. of Ingleton.|
|Roadside Waste, Shenley.||Hertsmere||Hertfordshire||Roadside verges located at Well End, north of Borehamwood.|