Research Resources

This page is currently under development. When complete it will include both contemporary and historical bibliographies and resources, and links to common land resources online.


Historical Research Guides and Tools

Common Land History Toolkit – a guide to researching the history of common land

Common Land History Questionnaire – a simple framework for organising findings and recording memories

Please also see our History Pages



Historical Bibliography

Commons Governance Bibliography

Commons Community and Biodiversity Bibliography



Glossary – click to view a glossary of common land terms (links to Toolkit Glossary)


Common Land on the Web

Click here for useful external links to common land websites; organisations and NGOs; and research resources.


Contested Common Land Project – Archived Resources 

For archived resources generated by our previous project (Contested Common Land Project, 2007-2010) please follow this link: Enter Contested Common Land section of site. This archive includes over 30 research papers, a series of photo galleries, and information relating to case studies in Cumbria, North Yorkshire, North Norfolk, and Powys.