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.
|Hare Hill Edge||Bradford||West Yorkshire||Located on south edge of Keighley Moor, 2.5 kms NW of Howarth.|
|Land adjoining Holcombe Lane, Yew Tree Mount and Holcombe Farm||Stroud||Gloucestershire||Along minor road near Upper Holcombe Farm, 2.25 km NW Painswick|
|The Sheep Wash||Rushcliffe||Nottinghamshire||Along minor road on SW edge of Wysall, 10 km NE of Loughborough|
|Roadside Waste in Goatsfoot Lane, Navestock.||Brentwood||Essex||Located south of Watton's Green, 6.5 kms west of Brentwood.|
|The Green, Kerswell Green.||Malvern Hills||Hereford/Worcester||Located 3km SSE of Kempsey at Kerswell Green|
|The Pond||Winchester||Hampshire||Located along a minor road between Soberton and Soberton Heath.|
|Land SW of Biddles Hill adjoining wood known as Windmill Naps.||Stratford on Avon||Warwickshire||Located along minor road 2.5 kms NW of Tamworth in Arden.|
|Hightown Common||New Forest||Hampshire||Located in Hightown on the SE outskirts of Ringwood.|
|The Free Landing Place||Stroud||Gloucestershire||Adjacent to Gloucester and Sharpness Canal, at Church End.|
|Common Land||North Norfolk||Norfolk||Partly wooded unit 1.25 km N of Honing, ESE of North Walsham.|
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