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 uksocialhousing.com. 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
Coe Fen, Coe Fen Straits and New Bit. Cambridge Cambridgeshire Located along Hobson's Brook and River Cam in Cambridge.
Tye Green and School Green Uttlesford Essex Located at Tye Green, 6 kms S.E. of Saffron Walden.
Lane End Wharf South Herefordshire Hereford/Worcester Located on River Wye,near maze,to NE of Great Doward
Heddon Village Green and Commons Castle Morpeth Northumberland Located in Heddon-on-the-Wall, west of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Herrock Hill Leominster Hereford/Worcester Herrock Hill,3.5km NW of Kington,1.5km SW of Knill
Britford Green Salisbury Wiltshire Located in Britford, 2.5 km SE of Salisbury.
Knowle Hill Wansdyke Avon Located NE of Chew Valley Lake, 1.6 km SE of Chew Magna.
Broadbridge Heath Common Horsham West Sussex On both sides of B2199,0.5km to N of Broadbridge Heath.
Howt Green Swale Kent Located at Howt Green, 2 kms N.W, of Sittingbourne.
The Green Wychavon Hereford/Worcester Located on A4538 in Martin Hussington

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