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
|Angerton Moss||South Lakeland||Cumbria||Located near Grizebeck, 2.5 kms N.W. of Kirkby-in-Furness.|
|The Pond, Ringwould.||Dover||Kent||Located in the village of Ringwould, S.W. of Deal.|
|Widmore Pond||South Oxfordshire||Oxfordshire||Located east of Sonning Common, 5.2 kms S.W. of Henley.|
|Rydes Hill Common||Guildford||Surrey||Area of rough grassland, (O.S. map), located west of Guildford.|
|Horspath Common||South Oxfordshire||Oxfordshire||Area of woodland, located north of Horspath and east of Oxford.|
|Cliffs at Trenarren||Restormel||Cornwall||Located on the coast E of Trenarren, 3.25 km SE of St Austell.|
|Town Moor||Newcastle-upon-Tyne||Tyne and Wear||Located in the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.|
|Additional land to Marstakes Common||Lewes||East Sussex||A unit in several parts, located in the parish of Barcombe.|
|Lucas Green||Surrey Heath||Surrey||Area of woodland, located 1 km south of West End, near Woking.|
|Dumpdon Hill||East Devon||Devon||Located 1 km SW of Beacon, 3.75 km NNE of Honiton.|