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