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. For details about social housing visit For interesting places to see visit UK Place Database - a volunteer maintained almanac of places in the United Kingdom.

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.

Car Parking Near Common Land

For details of nearby car parks visit Car Park Maps for maps, costs and parking related information.

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Examples of Common Land

Name District County Description
Stone Quarry and Gravel Pit at Speat Gill. Allerdale Cumbria Located 2.2 kms E.S.E. of Wigton.
Ponteland Riverside Castle Morpeth Northumberland Located in Ponteland, 8 kms N.W. of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The Heath Macclesfield Cheshire 'The Heath', located on N.W. outskirts of Knutsford.
Higher and Lower Predannack Downs. Kerrier Cornwall Located on Predannack Airfield, 1.8 km south of Mullion.
Part of 'The Doles'. Broadland Norfolk Woodland located 0.75 km north of Upton, 6.5 km SE of Horning.
Public Watering Place and Clay Pit. Carlisle Cumbria Located at Hawksdale, 2 kms south of Dalston.
Barbon Low Fell South Lakeland Cumbria Area of fell with very steep slopes, 0.5 kms east of Barbon.
Park opposite Village Hall. Wychavon Hereford/Worcester Common located in Bredon,1.5km W of Kemerton
Green fronting St. Marys Church Cotswold Gloucestershire At minor rd junction in Lower Slaughter, N of Bourton on Water.
The Court Verges, St. Margarets Road, Tintinhull. South Somerset Somerset Located on west edge of Tintinhull, 6.5 km NW of Yeovil.

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