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
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.