St Clements Common
Between Dickleburgh and Rushall, where Langmere Road crosses Vaunces Lane, is a piece of land that has made history. St Clements Common is believed to be the only new common established in England during the 20th century.
St. Clements common is managed by the Commons Committee. Its purpose is to maintain the integrity of the common as an area where residents and visitors can celebrate the wonders of the natural world and immerse themselves amongst its rich in diversity.
The land was bequeathed to the people of Dickleburgh and Rushall by a local resident Mrs. Daphne Buxton, on the understanding that it would be designated as a common. The Open Spaces Society agreed to become the commoner, thus fulfilling Daphne's wish and preserving the common for the people of the parish. St Clements consists of three small hedged fields. The first is a wildflower meadow with a track for walkers which leads to the second, larger field which, through careful management is now rich in diversity with some rare species. To its right, is a small strip of land, known as the Stackyard, a wilder, insect rich area.
St Clements is a wonderful, peaceful spot and, as a County Wildlife Site, it is one of the best places to enjoy the natural world outside official reserves.
It is open all the time and is the perfect place for a quiet walk. There are benches from which you can watch the wildlife. The notice-board at its gate will tell you the next community event to take place there.
St Clements Common belongs to our villages and can be enjoyed by residents of all ages.