Birkdale Common

Common land located in Muker, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire.


Extensive area of moorland at Birkdale, 3.5 km west of Keld.


Not disputed. There is one claim to any minerals on this unit, together with rights to work these.

Owned by one private owner.

Final.Owner registered by application.


Sheep, cattle and horses.

Estovers (1) Turbary (4) Common in Soil (3)

Right of estovers is for rushes. Common in the soilrights are for stone. Two of the grazing rights have time limitations. Four rights were disputed and modified.


  • B roads
  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths

Other Notes

National Park - Yorkshire Dales

Site of Special Scientific Interest - Name to be added


Land Data

Common Land Name Birkdale Common
County North Yorkshire
District Richmondshire
Parish Muker
TVG Reg # 149
Authority North Riding
Area 2738.78 hectares / 6,767.67 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 92
OS 100km Grid Square NY80
Easting 3830
Northing 5050
OS Grid Ref 383000,505000
Min Contour 320
Max Contour 700
Median Elevation 510



Data recorded August, 1984.

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