Bircher Common

Common land located in Yarpole, Leominster, Hereford/Worcester.


Located 1.5km NW of Bircher


Not disputed. There are three claims to rights of way over this unit, including one from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. (See management notes below).

Owned by The National Trust.

Final.Owner registered by application.


Sheep, cattle, horses, pigs, goats, hens and ducks.

Estovers(19) Pannage(6) Turbary(2) Common in Soil(10)

Rights entries were disputed and modified. Rights ofestovers include entries for 'bracken, fern and brushwood'. Common in Soil rights are for 'stone from existing quarries'.


  • Footpaths

Other Notes

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Foodclaim an interalia lease of the Oaker and Bircher Coppices within this unitfor a term of 198 years from 25th March 1925. Liable to fence off parts forperiods of 7 years to replant and to take minerals for us


Land Data

Common Land Name Bircher Common
County Hereford/Worcester
District Leominster
Parish Yarpole
TVG Reg # 57
Authority Herefordshire
Area 135.77 hectares / 335.49 acres
Ordnance Survey Sheet # 148
OS 100km Grid Square SO46
Easting 3460
Northing 2670
OS Grid Ref 346000,267000
Min Contour 152
Max Contour 274
Median Elevation



Data recorded April, 1982.

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