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Common Land

Information in the Registers

Each area of common land or town or village green is listed in the registers under a unique 'Unit Number'.

Each unit number in the register is divided in three sections showing details of:

Land - This includes a description of the land, who registered it and when the registration became finally registered. There are also related plans, which show the boundaries of the land.

Rights - This includes a description of the rights of common (i.e. the right to graze 100 sheep), over which area of the common they are exercisable, the name of the person (the 'commoner') who holds those rights, and whether the rights arise by virtue of a separate land ownership by the commoner (i.e. they 'attach' to land).