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Rights of Way in Long Melford Parish (Babergh, Suffolk)

This page shows a map and table of the Public Rights of Way (Public Footpaths, Bridleways, Restricted Byways, and Byways Open to All Traffic) in the parish/area of Long Melford, in the district of Babergh, in the county of Suffolk. Data from the Surveying Authority (Suffolk County Council) is compared with the data in OpenStreetMap. (more information)

OSM Map | Definitive Statement | PRoW GIS Data (GeoJSON) | OSM Highways (GeoJSON)

No. Type DS LGIS LOSM ΔL/L MS LE AE Z OT DM Notes
1 FP 407 209 −48.6% 2 2y   MZ OT
2 FP 1354 1402 +3.5% 4 2y   MZ OT
3 FP 248 268 +8.1% 4 2y   MZ OT D The "Back Street" referred to in the statement now appears to be called "Cordell Road"
4 FP 80 87 +8.8% 4 2y   MZ OT What is the status of the continuation of this route east from TL86334515?
5 FP 1317 1030 −21.8% 2 2y   MZ OT
6 FP 1824 1857 +1.8% 4 2y   MZ OT D The "Back Street" referred to in the statement now appears to be called "Cordell Road"
7 RB 386 391 +1.3% 4 2y   MZ OT N No exit at southern end for non-pedestrian users.
8 FP 393 383 −2.5% 4 2y   MZ OT
9 FP 0       OT D Listed as FP in Statement, but BR in GIS data and on Definitive Map.
9 BR 1635 1716 +5.0% 3 4m   MZ OT D Listed as FP in Statement, but BR in GIS data and on Definitive Map. Short section at southern end in OSM does not follow the Definitive Line.
10 FP 1393 978 −29.8% 2 2y   MZ OT
11 FP 895 906 +1.2% 4 2y   MZ OT
12 FP 3825 3930 +2.7% 4 2y   MZ OT D N Statement says route runs from FP 11, but in GIS data it stops short at TL87214731. The GIS data agrees with the definitive map, and it looks like the route of FP 11 was adjusted when the A143 bypass was built. Was the end of FP 12 not moved at the same time to compensate?
13 FP 1833 1832 −0.1% 3 2y   MZ OT
14 BR 1427 1424 −0.2% 4 4y   MZ OT N No exit at north end for non-pedesrtian users.
15 BR 1101 1113 +1.1% 4 14m   MZ OT D Statement is identical for 15 and 15X, covering both routes.
15X FP 1400 1417 +1.2% 3 3y   MZ OT D Statement is identical for 15 and 15X, covering both routes.
16 FP 1284 1290 +0.5% 4 2y   MZ OT
17 FP 1981 1929 −2.6% 2 2y   MZ OT Short section unmapped in the middle.
18 FP 925 856 −7.5% 2 2y   MZ OT Paths mapped in OSM don't follow definitive line.
19 FP 1779 1788 +0.5% 4 2y   MZ OT
20 FP 977 970 −0.7% 4 2y   MZ OT
21 FP 912 851 −6.7% 2 2y   MZ OT D Path in in two parts. Only second part currently mapped in OSM.
22 FP 1961 406 −79.3% 2 2y   MZ OT
23 FP 1146 1137 −0.8% 4 2y   MZ OT
24 BR 1538 1555 +1.1% 4 2y   MZ OT N No exit at western end for ono-pedestrian users.
25 FP 959 978 +2.0% 4 2y   MZ OT
26 FP 1130 1137 +0.6% 4 10m   MZ OT
27 FP 1101 1105 +0.4% 4 2y   MZ OT
28 FP 315 291 −7.6% 3 2y   MZ OT
29 FP 1136 1082 −4.8% 4 2y   MZ OT
30 FP 50 52 +4.0% 4 2y   MZ OT
31 RB 291 296 +1.7% 4 2y   MZ OT
32 BR 939 960 +2.2% 4 3y   MZ OT
33 BR 1414 1402 −0.8% 2 2y   MZ OT D N Description in Statement of 2019-01 just says "Kings Lane" with no mention of the break in the middle for the A134. The lane itself has been diverted to cross slightly further south, but the GIS data continues in a straigh line. Needs checking on the ground. The route ends at TL87424577, but the continuation to the C711 Bull Lane at TL87424583 is not recorded as either a Public Right of Way or a Highway. The Definitive Map and Statment refer to this section as the U8223, but it does not appear in the List of Streets.
34 FP 106 0 1     MZ OT
35 BY 600 611 +1.8% 4 2y   MZ OT
36 BY 1553 1555 +0.1% 4 18m   MZ OT
37 FP 496 513 +3.4% 4 2y   MZ OT
38 FP 132 0 1     MZ OT
39 FP 117 0 1     MZ OT
40 FP 1894 1839 −2.9% 2 2y   MZ OT Various connecting spurs are not currently mapped in OSM: Two spurs from TL86554512 to the road/track above, and spurs from TL86664536 and TL86724543 to Oliver's Close.
41 FP 124 147 +18.5% 4 2y   MZ OT
42 FP 775 100 −87.1% 2 18m   MZ OT
Totals   45153 41793 92.6%              

Table Details: To be counted in the table above, OSM ways need to be tagged with an appropriate designation=* tag (one of public_footpath, public_bridleway, restricted_byway, byway_open_to_all_traffic) and the relevant prow_ref=* tag (in the form 'Long Melford XX 12a', where XX is one of FP, BR, RB, BY; and 12 is the route number, and a is an optional suffix letter). The Mapping Status values in the table are: −1 Route should not exist; 0 Unverified; 1 Un-mapped; 2 Partially mapped; 3 Complete, but with significant deviation from definitive line; 4 Complete; 5 Complete, with adjacent field boundaries and stiles, gates etc. These values are manually maintained, so my not be up to date.

Map Details: On the map, the Yellow (FP), Blue (BR), Magenta (RB) and Red (BY) lines are Rights of Way from official Council data from 2021‑10‑12, licensed under the Open Government Licence (v3) (full copyright details). Rights of Way with mapping status 4 and 5 are shown with thin lines, others are show with thick lines. The Green lines are different Highways from OSM: Dark Green for unclassified Highways, Blue-Green for Public Cycleways, and Yellow-Green for Adopted Footways. Click on any of these lines for more information. The black lines are approximate modern parish boundaries, constructed by simplifying the polygons in OS Boundary Line. The underlying mapping is OSM Carto (key). Click inside another parish for a link to switch to that parish.

Use of data in OSM: The Rights of Way GIS data shown on the map above is suitably licenced to be used in OpenStreetMap. If doing so, please use the source tag suffolk_county_council_prow_gis_data. But please do not map Rights of Way just from this data; it is important that OSM reflects what is on the ground as well. Official Rights of Way are not always usable on the ground, and the paths on the ground do not always follow the Definitive Line. The PRoW GIS data (and Definitive Statements, where available and suitably licenced) should be used primarily to add appropriate PRoW tags to ways that have already been mapped from other sources such as aerial imagery (where paths and tracks can clearly been seen) or ground surveys.

Errors and omissions in PRoW tags

OSM ways found in or near the parish with incomplete or contradictory designation=* or prow_ref=* tags. Further details.

Way ID Issue prow_ref designation LOSM OSM Note Tag OSM Fixme Tag JRC
44332400 Missing prow_ref public_footpath 50 m J+
653953628 Missing prow_ref public_footpath 134 m Check route on ground, as this doesn't match the definitive lines of Long Melford FP 34 and Acton FP 27. J+
665313392 Missing prow_ref public_footpath 13 m J+

Errors and omissions in access tags

OSM ways with missing or inconsistent modal access tags are listed below. The classes of Public Rights of Way and Highways included on the map are checked, but Rights of Way with other tagging issues already listed above are excluded. Further details.

No issues found in this parish.

Parish ID: 827. OSM data last refreshed: 2021-10-11 14:12:58 Z.