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

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.

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Examples of Common Land

Name District County Description
Noarmoor Common Malvern Hills Hereford/Worcester Common straddles minor road,2.5km SSE of Kempsey
Pond Green Eastleigh Hampshire Located at a minor road junction in the centre of Hamble.
Common Land Ryedale North Yorkshire Located On N and S edges of Huby, 5.5 km SE of Easingwold.
Land in Soar Road, Quorndon. Charnwood Leicestershire Located between B road and River Soar on NE edge of Quorndon.
Part of Stansfield Moor Calderdale West Yorkshire Moorland located 4 kms N.W. of Todmorden.
Itchington Plat Northavon Avon Located NE of Itchington, 4.1 km SE of Thornbury.
Frogmore Hart Hampshire Roadside verges located in Blackwater, west of Camberley.
Land at Eton Wick Windsor and Maidenhead Berkshire Common to W of A355,N of Thames at Eton Wick.
Rock Common Wyre Forest Hereford/Worcester Common just S of Bliss Gate,2km NE of Rock
Great Common Castle Point Essex Partly wooded area on northern outskirts of Thundersley.

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