Hamsterley Common

Common land located in Hamsterley, South Bedburn and Lynesack and Softley., Teesdale, Durham.


Located north of Hamsterley Forest, 4 km south of Wolshingham.


Disputed and part excluded. The Church Commissioners claim rights and interests of Lord of the Manor of Stanhope, other than ownership. They also claim ownership of any minerals, together with rights to work these

Joint ownership between three private owners, the representatives ofthe Underley Estates.

Final.Owners registered by application.



Rights entries were disputed. In all the entriesgrazing rights are limited to parts of the common.


  • Minor roads
  • Footpaths
  • Other Roads
  • Other Paths

Other Notes

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - North Pennines


Land Data

Common Land Name Hamsterley Common
County Durham
District Teesdale
Parish Hamsterley, South Bedburn and Lynesack and Softley.
TVG Reg # 9
Authority Durham
Area 789.1 hectares / 1,949.91 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 92
OS 100km Grid Square NZ03
Easting 4055
Northing 5315
OS Grid Ref 405500,531500
Min Contour 200
Max Contour 380
Median Elevation 290



Data recorded July, 1985.

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