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.
|Common Land||South Norfolk||Norfolk||Located 1 km SSW of Mundham, 3.75 km SW of Loddon.|
|Part of Marlow Common||Wycombe||Buckinghamshire||Common near Hook Farm,1km SW of Bovingdon Green.|
|Little Heath||Dacorum||Hertfordshire||Area of woodland located at Little Heath, south of Potten End.|
|Potter Hill||Allerdale||Cumbria||Small area of woodland, located near Ullock, S.W. of Keswick.|
|Higg Rigg, near Naddle, Keswick.||Allerdale||Cumbria||Located 3 kms S.E. of Keswick.|
|Scaur Bank, near High Seaton.||Allerdale||Cumbria||Area of woodland, located to the S.E. of Seaton.|
|Land at junction of Matley Lane and Harrop Edge Lane, Matley.||Tameside||Greater Manchester||Located at Matley, 2.5 kms S.E. of Stalybridge.|
|Land to the N.E. of 'The Cricketers' Public House.||Hart||Hampshire||Located at a minor road junction in Hartley Wintney.|
|The Village Well||Allerdale||Cumbria||Located in Kirkbride.|
|Wanborough Common||Guildford||Surrey||Located between Puttenham and Compton, E.S.E of Guildford.|
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