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
Common Land Scarborough North Yorkshire Located in and to east of Sawdon, 10 km SW of Scarborough.
The Pound Oswestry Shropshire Located at Knockin Heath, 1.5km east of Kinnerley.
Common Land South Norfolk Norfolk Located on the north edge of Mundham, 3 km west of Loddon.
Land on North-East side of Aylesbury Road, Wendover. Aylesbury Vale Buckinghamshire Common on N side of A413,in Wendover settlement.
Wellhope Moor Wear Valley Durham Extensive area of moorland, located 2.5 kms west of Cowshill.
Little Common Wycombe Buckinghamshire Common s of B482 and M40 at Cadmore End.
Tavern Slip, Tavern Beach. Carrick Cornwall Located in St. Mawes, 3.5 km east of Falmouth.
Mompesson's Well and Town Quarry near Shay Quarry Corner, Eyam West Derbyshire Derbyshire Unit in two parts located along minor road north of Eyam.
Hendra Hill at Lesceave Cliff, Breage. Kerrier Cornwall Located along minor road on SE edge of Praa Sands.
Drumburgh Moss Allerdale Cumbria Partly wooded area, located S.W. of Drumburgh.

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