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.
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 uksocialhousing.com.
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.
|Pinfold Yard, St Bees Primary School.||Copeland||Cumbria||Located on the eastern edge of St Bees.|
|Common Land||Craven||North Yorkshire||Moorland lying S of Giggleswick Scar, 1.5 km NW of Giggleswick.|
|Stedham Marsh||Chichester||West Sussex||Near Ipping Marsh,on roadside,1km SE of Milland Marsh.|
|Gravel Pit||Taunton Deane||Somerset||Located NW of Coombe, 6.25 km NE of Taunton.|
|Land by Bramdean Common||Winchester||Hampshire||Unit in two parts at Bramdean Common, 14 kms east of Winchester|
|Parts to south and west of Clasford Common||Guildford||Surrey||Roadside verge, located 5.1 kms N.W. of Guildford.|
|Great Barrock Wood Quarry||Eden||Cumbria||Small area of woodland, located 1 km north of Low Hesket.|
|The Common||Babergh||Suffolk||Located along minor road 1.75 kms east of Chelmondiston.|
|Hassocks Moss and Tarnship Quarry||Richmondshire||North Yorkshire||Part on Redmire Moor, 1.75 km N of Redmire, and part in Redmire|
|Part of Bramshott Common||East Hampshire||Hampshire||Woodland and verge located at Hammer Bottom, NE of Liphook.|
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