The Common Lands of England - A Biological survey

The Common Lands of England - A Biological Survey is an extensive research project undertaken between 1988 and 2000, bringing together biological data on the registered common lands of England.

The work was carried out by the Rural Surveys Research Unit at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, with information gathered over a twelve year period in respect of every county in England. The first collection of reports was commissioned and funded by the Nature Conservancy Council, and thereafter by English Nature. The final phase of the project, which began in 1995, was commissioned by the former Department of the Environment (now Defra).

The following project publications are available below:

An individual county report has been produced for every region in England. The counties covered by the final phase of the project, and whose reports are available electronically as pdf files are:

County reports are also available for the areas below. These reports are available electronically by email, please contact us for copies

  • Bedfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cleveland
  • Derbyshire
  • East Sussex
  • Hertford
  • Lancashire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Merseyside
  • Northamptonshire
  • Northumberland
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Shropshire
  • Somerset
  • Tyne and Wear
  • West Sussex

Also available for each county, although not electronically, are specific site reports on individual common land units.

For any report not listed here, please contact us.

Page last modified: 20 November 2008
Page published: 20 November 2008