Common land in Herefordshire
Common land is land, usually in private ownership, over which certain people have certain rights and on which certain restrictions have been placed. The main features of common land are that it is generally open, unfenced and unimproved grassland and located mainly in the upland areas of England and Wales.
Ownership of common land and village greens
There are approximately 600,000 hectares of common land in England and Wales and approximately 5,000 hectares in Herefordshire, broken down as follows:
|Total registered commons||198||2023|
|Herefordshire County Council owned commons||12||301|
|Section 45 commons||60||168|
|Part section 45/part owned commons||13||101|
|1899 Commons Act||31||332|
|Privately owned commons||113|
|Herefordshire County Council owned village greens||7|
Check ownership of common land
You can also check the database of registered common land in England (external xls document) or view the register of common land at Herefordshire Council Offices, Plough Lane.
The register is available for public inspection on Mondays to Fridays (except public holidays) between the hours of 10am and 4pm by prior appointment with the commons registration section.
We can also provide certified copies of the written register and definitive map for a reasonable charge. For further information contact:
- Telephone: 01432 261991
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Commons Registration Office, Herefordshire Council, County Offices, Plough Lane, Hereford HR4 0LE