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
|Quarry, Rosley Hill.||Allerdale||Cumbria||Small area of woodland, located 4 kms south of Thursby.|
|Land in Little Houghton||South Northamptonshire||Northamptonshire||Along minor road in Little Houghton, 4.75 kms E of Northampton.|
|Bean Well||South Lakeland||Cumbria||Coastal location, 0.25 km S.E. of Baycliff.|
|Land adjoining Fleakingley Lane South||Leeds||West Yorkshire||Roadside verge sited west of Great Preston, 10 kms SE of Leeds.|
|Green Lane and Heavens Wood||Dacorum||Hertfordshire||Woodland located at Holtsmere End, 3 kms west of Redbourn.|
|Land either side of High Street, Long Melford.||Babergh||Suffolk||Verges along A 134 between Long Melford and Bridge Street.|
|Waltham Brooks||Horsham||West Sussex||To SE of A29,in NE part of Coldwaltham.|
|Millhams||Christchurch||Dorset||Located adjacent to River Avon and A 35 in Christchurch.|
|Waste land in Queen Street, Markfield.||Hinckley and Bosworth||Leicestershire||Located along 'other' road on west outskirts of Markfield.|
|Common Land||North Norfolk||Norfolk||Located along minor road W of Pennygate, 4 km SW of Stalham.|