Layer Breton Heath

Common land located in Layer Breton and Birch., Colchester, Essex.


Located between Birch Green and Layer Breton, SW of Colchester.


Disputed but objection withdrawn. There are two claims to rights of access over this unit.

Part owned by the Church Commissioners for England, part owned by theEastern Gas Board and part owned by one private owner.

Final.Owners as directed by the Commons Commissioner.


Cattle, horses, sheep, goats, geese and fowls.

Estovers (1) Turbary (1)

Rights entries not disputed. Estovers relate to wood,fire kindling, blackberries, raspberries, elderberries, apples and pears.


  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths
  • Other Roads

Other Notes


Land Data

Common Land Name Layer Breton Heath
County Essex
District Colchester
Parish Layer Breton and Birch.
TVG Reg # 13
Authority Essex
Area 8.5 hectares / 21.00 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 168
OS 100km Grid Square TL91
Easting 5945
Northing 2186
OS Grid Ref 594500,218600
Min Contour 50
Max Contour 50
Median Elevation 50



Data recorded June, 1986.

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