The Silverton Common is all the vacant land you see around Silverton starting at the cattle grid and has existed for over 115 years. It was originally much larger than its’ current 12,000 acres. It was established for the keeping of residents milking cows and goats and also for teams of bullocks and donkeys which were regularly used as transport for goods to and from the area. The Common is still home to stock today, with each owner (Silverton Residents) paying a small fee per head of cattle, horses or camels. Stock roams freely, so keep an eye on the road while driving!