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
Land adjoining Appleton Road, Cumnor. Vale of White Horse Oxfordshire Located in Cumnor, 5.5 kms S.W. of Oxford.
Lnad off Well Lane, Horsell. Woking Surrey Located in Horsell, on the west edge of Woking.
Elford Heath Stafford Staffordshire Located at Elford Heath, 1 km west of Eccleshall.
Part of Hams Common New Forest Hampshire Located in Avon, 7 kms SSW of Ringwood.
Roadside verges in Fryerning. Brentwood Essex Roadside verges in Fryerning, 1.25 kms N.W. of Ingatestone.
Braintree Green Braintree Essex Located along minor road, SE of Rayne, 2.5 kms SW of Braintree
The Mill Pond North Cornwall Cornwall Located in Lanivet, 4.25 km SW of Bodmin.
Ringing Hill. Charnwood Leicestershire Wood south of A 512 at Ringing Hill, 8.5 km WSW of Loughborough
Selsley Common Stroud Gloucestershire Downland located south of Selsley, 2.25 km SW of Stroud.
Common Land Harrogate North Yorkshire Located on west edge of Winksley, 3.5 km SE of Kirkby Malzeard.

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