Bognor Common and land forming Waste of Manor of Bedham.

Common land located in Fittleworth, Kirdford and Wisborough Green, Chichester, West Sussex.


Extensive area of woodland, located 3 kms east of Petworth.


Disputed but unmodified. There are 14 claims to rights of access, and 5 claims to be freehold tenants of Manor of Bedham which entitles a share in ownership of underwood and bushes, (1 claim includes some trees).

Six parts owned by private owners, and, two parts owned by the SussexTrust for Nature Conservation.

Final. Three owners registered by application, and, threeowners as directed by the Commons Commissioner.


Horses, cattle, sheep and swine

Estovers (23) Stone (23)

All entries disputed and modified. Estovers allows thecutting of bushes and underwood but excludes timber. The right to graze swine does not include a right of pannage and all pigs must be ringed.


  • A roads
  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths
  • Other Roads
  • Bridleways

Other Notes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Sussex Downs

Site of Special Scientific Interest - Bognor Common Quarry / The Mens


Land Data

Common Land Name Bognor Common and land forming Waste of Manor of Bedham.
County West Sussex
District Chichester
Parish Fittleworth, Kirdford and Wisborough Green
TVG Reg # 78
Authority West Sussex
Area 198.3 hectares / 490.01 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 197
OS 100km Grid Square TQ02
Easting 5025
Northing 1230
OS Grid Ref 502500,123000
Min Contour 19
Max Contour 152
Median Elevation



Data recorded November, 1985.

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