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Cheshunt Common

Cheshunt Common is 100 acres of land bordering Hammond Street, and is owned and managed by the Cheshunt Common Rights Trust. This historic piece of land was originally given to the people of Cheshunt by King James as compensation for the encroachment of his estate, Theobalds Palace.  Other local estate owners had also acquired strips of the Common and the right of local cottagers to graze the land needed to be protected.

 

Today, the land is let by the Trust for grazing and the income is used to maintain the land and to continue its protection. Visitors to the common have right of way along public footpaths and the Hertfordshire Way passes through.

 

Walkers are advised to observe the Countryside Code and to be aware that horses are often grazing here.