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
|Greenham Common Airfield||Newbury||Berkshire||Common E of Greenham,part of airfield.|
|Common Land||Kings Lynn & W.Norf||Norfolk||Mudflats located 1.5 km north of Brancaster.|
|Land in West Hanney||Vale of White Horse||Oxfordshire||Roadside verge in West Hanney, 9 kms S.W. of Abingdon.|
|Ropley Pond||East Hampshire||Hampshire||Located along minor road in Ropley, 6 kms east of New Alresford|
|Marl Pit Bank||Crewe and Nantwich||Cheshire||Located north of A 534 in Bulkeley, 8.5 kms N.E. of Malpas.|
|Whitmoor Common||Guildford||Surrey||Partly wooded area, located 3.75 kms north of Guildford.|
|Curtis Mill Green, Watlons Green and Manorial Waste.||Epping Forest||Essex||Partly wooded area, located 6.75 kms W.N.W. of Brentwood.|
|Broad Hill Bank, Dunfold Bridge.||Barnsley||South Yorkshire||Along minor road NE of Dunfold Bridge, 6 kms SSE of Holmfirth.|
|High and Low Mere||East Yorkshire||Humberside||Located along a minor road in Fimber, 5.5 kms S.W. of Sledmere.|
|Chalks Green and Cloghams Green||Uttlesford||Essex||Located east of Leaden Roding, N.W. of Chelmsford.|