Who owns land is one of England's most closely-guarded secrets. This map was a first attempt to display major landowners in England, combining public data with Freedom of Information requests. To follow the investigation and help us fill in the gaps, visit the Who Owns England? blog.

The map also displays some data for Wales and Scotland, where landowners' data includes this; our project is focused on England. Investigation by Guy Shrubsole, map by Anna Powell-Smith.

Looking for land owned by overseas companies? See Private Eye's map.

Data sources and attribution:

Polygons may have been simplified, data may be out of date; don't rely on this data. Thanks to Mapbox for their generous support of our work.