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.
|Hodmoor||North Dorset||Dorset||Located adjacent to the River Stour, 1.25 km NW of Stourpaine.|
|Land on Thames near Wargrave||Wokingham||Berkshire||Common on E edge of River Thames,on W side of Wargrave.|
|Land in parish of Melchbourne and Yelden||North Bedfordshire||Bedfordshire||Roadside verge located south of Yelden, 5.4 kms east of Rushden|
|Part of the Manorial Waste, Witley.||Waverley||Surrey||Located 1 km S.W. of Hambledon, 6 kms S.S.W. of Godalming.|
|Common and Waste, Wheal Butson.||Carrick||Cornwall||At minor road junction near Mithion Downs, 2 km SE of St. Agnes|
|Land near Kiln Cottage, Buckland Common.||Chiltern||Buckinghamshire||Area near Buckland common,1.25km W of Cholesbury.|
|Stork Carr Quarry, Hawes and Cragg Quarry, Green Scar Mire.||Richmondshire||North Yorkshire||Part located 1.5 km SW of Hawes, and parts 3 km SE of Hawes.|
|Risland Mere||Boothferry||Humberside||Adjoins a drain west of River Trent, south of West Butterwick.|
|Part of Brill Common||Aylesbury Vale||Buckinghamshire||Common on SW edge of Brill.|
|Castle Green||Surrey Heath||Surrey||Area of woodland, located 0.75 km S.W. of Chobham, near Woking.|
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