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Definitive Statement of Public Rights of Way for Long Melford Parish (Babergh, Suffolk)

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No. Type Description
1 FP B1064 — A134
A footpath commencing at a point on the south side of the B1064 road approximately 25 metres north east of Rod Bridge over the River Stour and running in a east north easterly direction across ordnance survey field no. 8664 for approximately 20 metres and then in south south easterly and easterly directions across the same ordnance survey field no. 8664 comprising grassland for approximately 190 metres to a point on the west side of the lake comprising ordnance survey field no. 8452 and continuing across the path and bridge over the lake and across ordnance survey field no. 8664 for approximately 90 metres to a point at the south west corner of an arable field forming part of ordnance survey field no. 8664 and continuing in an east north easterly direction along the southern boundary of ordnance survey field nos. 8664 and 0157 for approximately 125 metres to a point on the west side of the A134 Sudbury Road approximately 30 metres north east of "Lakeside", Sudbury Road, Long Melford.
Width: 1.2 metres (minimum)
Limitations: One stile.
2 FP Railway — Rodbridge Corner Newman's Green Road
From a point 200 yards east of Southgate Street (A134), under the Railway, then turning S.E. across fields to the W. side of Hospital Farm on the road to Newmans Green.
Limitations or Conditions
Subject to ploughing in parts
3 FP Hall Street — Back Lane
From Hall Street opposite the Chapel, in an Easterly direction to Back Lane.
4 FP Commencing from St. Mary's Street (B1064) at OS grid reference TL86264514 (265 metres south of the western end of FP3) and proceeding in an easterly direction over a tarmac surface (known locally as Swan Lane) between buildings for 18 metres to OS grid reference TL86274514. Changing to an east north easterly direction for 16.5 metres to OS grid reference TL86294514 and then continuing for a further 28 metres over a partially surfaced track to OS grid reference TL86324515. Changing to an easterly direction over a tarmac surface for 18.5 metres to the footway at Swanfield at OS grid reference TL86334515.
Width: Varying between a minimum of 4 metres and a maximum of 9 metres between OS grid reference TL86264514 and OS grid reference TL86324515 as shown on the Order Map. 1 metre between OS grid reference TL86324515 and OS grid reference TL86334515.
5 FP Water Lane — Newman's Green Road
From a point in Water Lane in a line S.W. of Chinnerys Plantations, running in a Southerly direction, then E. alongside a ditch, then to a point in Watery Lane, continuing in an easterly direction for approximately 530 yards, then running in a southerly direction for approximately 330 yards parallel to the trackway serving Cuckoo Tye Farm to a point opposite Potters Farm.
6 FP Back Lane — Cuckoo Tye Farm
From Back Lane about 35 yds. N. of the junction of Path No. 3, in an Easterly direction to the junction of Path No. 8 then S.E. via the N.E. edge of Chinnerys Plantation turning E. to a point due N. of Cuckoo Tye Farm, then due S. to the County Road to Newman's Green just N. of Cuckoo Tye Farm.
7 RB Bull Lane — Path No. 6
Approx. 350 yds. W. of Bull Lane Farm in a Southerly direction, across the Railway to meet Path No. 6.
8 FP Path No. 6 — Kings Lane
Approx. 50 yds. E. of junction of Path No. 7, Eastwards to Kings Lane.
9 FP From High Street to Acton Parish Bdy.
From the High Street, 50yds. S. of the `Hare' Inn, in an easterly direction along Hare Drift to a point. The running in a generally southerly direction along the western boundary of Ordnance Survey Field No. 0079 (Map TL8646 - 8746 - 1972 Edition) for a distance of approximately 125 metres to a point on the eastern side of the A134 road. Then E. again into Roydon Drift which runs S.E. to Acton Parish Bdy. at Ash Fenn.
Width: From a point on the eastern side of the A134 road and running in a generally southerly direction for approximately 125 metres: 3 metres
10 FP From Path No. 9 to Path No. 12.
From Path No. 9 (Hare Drift) at Haredrift Plantations approximately 400 yards to the east of the Hare Inn and leading in an easterly direction for approximately 1100 yards to a point close to Acton Parish Boundary and thence in a northerly direction to a point approximately 400 yards south of Alder Carr and thence to meet Path No. 12..
Width: From a point approximately 400 yards to the east of the Hare Inn to a point approximately 400 yards south of Alder Carr close to the Acton Parish Boundary: 3 feet
11 FP From High Street to Path No. 10.
Approx. 150yds. S. of High StreetFarm in an easterly direction to a point and thence running in a south-easterly direction for approximately 800 yards to a point approximately 68 yards north of Lodge Farm.
Width: From a point to a point 68 yards north of Lodge Farm: 3 feet
12 FP From Path No. 11 to Bridge Street
Approx. 330yds. E of High Street, northwards, then E. to a point approximately 430 yards south of Spelthorne Wood leading in a southerly direction for approximately 10 yards to a point thence in an easterly direction for approximately 800 yards to a point approximately 200 yards south of Alder Carr Plantation. The N. past Alder Carr Plantation to a point north of Alder Carr Plantation thence running approximately 100 yards in a north-easterly direction for approximately 65 yards and continuing in a north-westerly direction for approximately 70 yards to a point immediately south of the Ford near Crabtree Wood. Then W. turning N. along the W. side of Queech Plantation to a point at the north-west corner of Queech Plantation leading in a north-easterly direction for approximately 200 yards along the western boundary of the stream to a point, thence northwards to Bridge street and the road to Lavenham.
Width: From a point approximately 430 yards south of Spelthorne Wood to a point approximately 200 yards south of Alder Carr Plantation: 3 feet. From a point north of Alder Carr Plantion to a point immediately south of the Ford near Crabtree Wood: 3 feet. From a point at the north-west corner of Queech Plantation to a point: 3 feet.
13 FP Junction Paths Nos. 14 & 29 — Alpheton Parish Bdy.
From junction of Paths Nos. 14 & 29, S. of Kiln Farm, in an Easterly direction passing S. of Kiln Grove, then branching into two limbs, one N.E. through Ashen Grove to Shimpling Parish Bdy., the other continuing Eastwards to Alpheton Parish Bdy. The extremeties of the two limbs are joined by a F.P. running alongside the Parish Bdy.
14 BR Kentwell Hall — Junction of Paths 13 & 29
From Kentwell Hall in a Northerly direction to junction of Paths Nos. 13 and 29 S. of Kiln Farm.
15 BR Bury Road — Stanstead Road
From approx. 50 yds. S. of Bridge Street Farm, in a Westerly direction to Hare Grove, then N.W. to the S.W. corner of Paddock Plantation, then W. to cross Path No. 14 turning S.W. to the Stanstead Road, 260 yds. N.W. of Cranmore Green Farm.
Limitations: Subject to ploughing in parts.
15X FP Bury Road — Stanstead Road
From approx. 50 yds. S. of Bridge Street Farm, in a Westerly direction to Hare Grove, then N.W. to the S.W. corner of Paddock Plantation, then W. to cross Path No. 14 turning S.W. to the Stanstead Road, 260 yds. N.W. of Cranmore Green Farm.
Limitations: Subject to ploughing in parts.
16 FP Bury Road — Path No. 14
From the Bury Road, E. of Holy trinity church in a north-westerly direction through Kentwell Park to a point at grid reference TL8641 - TL4773 in the avenue leading to Kentwell Hall and running in a generally west north westerly direction along a track for approximately 40 metres to a point on the eastern side of the Egg Plantation and continuing in a generally north north westerly direction along the curved track through the Egg Plantation comprising Ordnance Survey Field No. 3471 for approximately 64 metres to a point adjacent to the north-eastern corner of Ordnance Survey Field No. 1961 and continuing in a generally west north westerly direction along the north north easterly boundary of Ordnance Survey Field No. 1961 for approximately 98 metres to a point adjacent to the south eastern corner of Ordnance Survey Field No. 2087. and then along the western boundary of OS field No. 3884 120 metres to Path No 14 approximately 80 metres west of Kentwell Hall.
Width: 2.5 metres between grid reference TL8641 - TL4773 and a point adjacent to the south eastern corner of Ordnance Survey Field No. 2087 then 4 feet.
Limitation:Three existing gates at a point on the eastern side of the Egg Plantation and at a point adjacent to the north-eastern corner of Ordnance Survey Field Number 1961 and at a point approximately 25 metres east south east of a Point adjacent to the south eastern corner of Ordnance Survey Field No. 2087 and one gate provided at a Point adjacent to the south eastern corner of Ordnance Survey Field No. 2087.
17 FP Bury Road — Stanstead Road
Approx. 100 yds. S. of junction of Path No. 11 in a Westerly direction to Path No. 16, re-commencing 35 yds. further N. in a Westerly direction to the N. extremity of Path No. 9 then N.W. turning W. again to grid reference TL8525-4766 adjacent to the north western corner of Ordnance Survey Field No. 4158 to the rear of Cranmore Green House and running in generally south westerly and west south westerly directions over a farm track across Ordnance Survey Field Nos. 3269, 1364 and 1750 for a distance of approximately 215 metres to grid reference TL 85074757 being approximately 4.5 metres west of the highway verge of the B1066 road and at this point the path is 1.2 metres wide on land abutting the north side of the farm track and continuing in the same west south westerly direction along the same farm track for a distance of approximately 10 metres to grid reference TL8506-4756 where it meets the maintainable highway on the eastern side of the B1066 road.
Width: 3.25 metres wide along the farm track between TL8525-4766 and TL8506-4756 but at TL 85074757 the path is 1.2 metres wide on land abutting the north side of the farm track
Limitations: Subject to being ploughed in parts
18 FP Path No. 25 — Path No. 16
Commencing at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference 586279 246709 at the junction with Long Melford Footpath No.25 and running in a generally east north easterly direction mostly across paddock for a distance of approximately 155 metres to Grid Reference 586420 246779 adjacent to W. of The Rectory at Long Melford; thence in a N.N.E. direction to a point where the path divides into two branches, one running Northwards to join Path 16 60 yds. S. of Path No. 17, and the other running E. to join Path 16 W. of Hare Inn.
Width: Between Grid Reference 586279 246709 and 586420 246779:1.5 metres
Limitations: Rambler gates between Grid Reference 586279 246709 and 586420 246779
19 FP Path No. 18 — Cranmore Hill & Path No. 17
From Path No. 18 W. of the Church in a Westerly direction to a point at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference 586371 246835 and running in a generally north westerly direction across paddock for a distance of approximately 66 metres to Grid Reference 586330 246886 and turning in a generally west north westerly direction alongside paddocks for a distance of approximately 270 metres to Grid Reference 586071 246977 at the junction with the northern termination point of Long Melford Footpath No 25, thence continuing in a Westerly direction to a point where the path divides, one branch W. to the Stanstead Road, the other N.W. to 160 yds. S. of Path No. 17 where a branch turns S.W. to Cranmore Hill on the Stanstead Road, while the main path continues N.W. to Path No. 17.
Width: 1.5 metres between Ordnance Survey Grid Reference 586371 246835 to Grid Reference 586071 246977.
Limitations and Conditions: Stile at Grid Reference 586330 246886.
20 FP Stanstead Road — Glemsford Parish Bdy.
From the Stanstead Road at the top of Cranmore Hill, in a Westerly direction across Cranmore Green Lane to Glemsford Parish Bdy.
21 FP Liston Parish Boundary
From the E. side of Stafford Works in a northerly direction.
Limitations or Conditions
Subject to ploughing
Path No. 22 — Glemsford Road (A1092)
From Path No. 22 for approximately 366 yards in a north-westerly direction along the southern boundary of OS field No. 7611 parallel to the site of the former railway line to the south-east corner of that field and then in a northerly direction for approximately 266 yards continuing to the Glemsford Road oppostite Bridge Farm.
Limitations or Conditions
Subject to ploughing in parts (excluding first 632 yards)
22 FP County Boundary — Path No. 25
From the County Boundary for 67 yards in a north-easterly direction to the footbridge, then in a north-easterly direction for approximately 80 metres along the northern bank of the River Stour, then in a north-easterly direction for approximately 110 metres along the eastern side of the fence surrounding the Trade Effluent Plant, then in a north-westerly direction for approximately 110 metres along the north-eastern side of the fence to the trackway serving the woods of Bush Boake Allen Ltd. And along that trackway to 'Cranfield', then in a generally N.E. direction across Path No. 23 and Long Lane, to join Path No. 25 S. of Westgate Lane.
Width
4 feet for 300 metres after the footbridge
23 FP Junction of Paths Nos. 27 & 26 — Glemsford Road
From a F.B. known as Masons Bridge, in a N.W. direction via Bulney Moors to the Glemsford Road, approx. 150 yds. E. of Windmill Farm.
24 BR Hall Street — Path No. 22
From the N. side of the School in a W.S.W. direction along School Lane to Bulney Moors and Path 23 then S.E. to cross Path 23 again, then Westwards to Path No. 22.
25 FP School Lane — Path No. 19
From School Lane in a north-westerly direction for approximately 100 yards and then in a north-easterly direction for approximately 33 yards, continuing in a N.W. direction to Westgate Lane, then recommencing on opposite side of road at Grid Reference 586282 246570 on the northern side of Westgate Street, Long Melford and running in a generally northerly to north north easterly direction along the eastern boundary of the property known as Westgate Park for a distance of approximately 48 metres to Grid Reference 586302 246612 and turning in a generally westerly direction for a distance of approximately 20 metres to Grid Reference 586280 246612 then turning in a generally northerly direction for a distance of approximately 95 metres to Grid Reference 586279 246709 at a junction with.Long Melford Footpath No 18 and turning in a generally north westerly direction and running across grass track, across paddock and along the outside of a paddock boundary fence for a distance of approximately 250 metres to Grid Reference 586105 246890 and turning in a generally north north westerly direction and running along the outside of a paddock boundary for a distance of approximately 90 metres to Grid Reference 586071 246977 at the junction with Long Melford Footpath No 19.
Width: Between Grid Reference 586282 246570 to Grid Reference 586071 246977: 1.5 metres (For the section where the path runs along the outside of paddock boundary fencing the 1.5 metre path width to be measured from the boundary fence line.)
Limitations and Conditions: Rambler gates adjacent to Grid Reference 586282 246570 and Rambler gates at three points between Grid Reference 586279 246709 to Grid Reference 586105 246890.
26 FP Path No. 27 — School Lane
From Masons Bridge (F.B.) and Path 27 in a Northern direction to School Lane, then S.E. towards Brookhouse, then S.W. back to Masons Bridges.
Limitations or Conditions
Subject to ploughing where path crosses field.
27 FP Little Marys — Liston Parish Bdy. & Junct. Of Paths Nos. 23 & 26
From the S. side of the Chapel in St. Marys (Main St.) in a W. then N.W. direction to a point where the path turns N.E. to join Path No. 23, and another branch turns S.W. across the Railway to Liston Parish Bdy., i.e. the County Boundary.
28 FP Stanstead Parish Bdy. — Shimpling Parish Bdy.
From the S.E. boundary of Blooms Hall in a N. direction to Shimpling Parish Bdy.
29 FP Junc. Of Paths Nos. 13 & 14 — Stanstead Parish Bdy.
From S. of Kiln Farm in a N. direction for approx. 130 yds. Then W. to Stanstead Gt. Wood and S.W. and N.W. round Boundary of Wood to Stanstead Parish Bdy.
30 FP Hall Street — Path No. 26
From approx. 100 yds. S.W. of the Police Station, in a N.W. direction to Path No. 26, E. of the ford.
31 RB Long Melford-Glemsford Rd Glemsford Parish Bdy.
From approx. 45 yds. N.E. from where the parish bdy. Crosses the road, in a N. direction to Glemsford Parish Bdy., approx. 100 yds. S. of Glemsford Mill.
32 BR Rodbridge Corner-Newmans Green Road — Sudbury Borough Bdy.
From approx. 200 yards E.S.E. of Highlanders Farm, in a S. direction to Sudbury Borough Bdy. N.W. of Bartholomews Farm.
33 BR Kings Lane
34 FP Commencing at the Acton parish boundary at the Chad Brook at grid reference 88344743 and proceeding in a generally westerly direction over rough grassland field parcel No. 2936, up an incline, through a gap in the hedgerow for approximately 80 metres to footpath 12 Long Melford at grid reference 88264742.
35 BY Commencing from the southern side of the U8220 road and progressing in a generally south-south-westerly direction along the eastern side of the Cuckoo Tye Farm, across grassland, following along the eastern side of a hedgerow for a short distance, then along a hardcore track, within a grass hedge lined sunken lane and continuing for approximately 307 metres to a culvert; continuing in the same direction along a grass/natural surface track within a grass hedge lined sunken lane, continuing through fields and then becoming a hardcore track within a grass hedge lined sunken lane for approximately 300 metres to join the northern side of the U8821 road, opposite Potters Tye Farm, for a total distance of approximately 607 metres.
Width: As defined by the boundary lines on Ordnance Survey Map 1:2500 1926 edition as a minimum of 7 metres and a maximum of 17 metres between grid references TL87964452 and TL87944444 and on 1927 Edition as a minimum of 7 metres and a maximum of 13 metres between grid references TL87944444 and TL87784394.
36 BY Commencing at the Lavenham Parish boundary at grid reference TL89804963 and progressing in a generally north-north-westerly direction across field parcel numbers 6951/7963/8862 for approximately 8 metres to grid reference TL89804963; changing to a generally west-south-westerly direction across field parcel numbers 6372/6951/8862 to pass along the northern side of a triangular spinney (field parcel number 6154) for approximately 220 metres to grid reference TL89594956; changing to a generally north-north-westerly direction along the western edge of field parcel number 6372 and following the eastern side of a drain down a slope for approximately 293 metres to the north-western corner of field parcel number 6372 at grid reference TL89484983; changing to a generally north-westerly direction down a slope through field parcel number 4190 in the form of a hedge-lined sunken lane between drains to cross a drain for approximately 240 metres to a track at a point adjacent to the eastern corner of field parcel number 1495 at grid reference TL89315000; continuing in the same direction up an incline along a natural surface track within a grass lane along the western side of a hedgerow down a slope, becoming a hardcore track for approximately 465 metres to grid reference TL88975032; changing to a generally westerly direction down a slope then along level ground along a hardcore track passing between a farm building to the north and Melford Park Farm to the south up an incline as a sunken lane for approximately 118 metres to grid reference tL88865031; changing to a generally west-south-westerly direction continuing along the hardcore track down a slope passing through field parcel 8226 for approximately 212 metres to the Alpheton parish boundary at grid reference TL88685019.
Width: TL89804963 - TL89484983: TL88905031 - TL88685019: between the boundaries of the track shown on Ordnance Survey sheet 63/12 1926 Edition Scale 1:2500, having a minimum width of 3 metres. TL89484983 - TL88905031: between the field boundary lines sh
37 FP Commencing at the County boundary with Essex and the junction with Public Footpath No. 47 Foxearth at grid reference TL 85644367 crossing the railway bridge for 12 metres and continuing along the former railway route for 320 metres to grid reference TL85754399 and a former railway crossing; then changing to a generally east-north-easterly direction along a track for a distance of 162 metres to the B1064 road at OS grid reference TL85904403.
Width: 2.7 metres
Limitation: Where the path is concurrent with the railway bridge the width is 2 metres, to include the former lines of two baulks of timber and the area between them.
38 FP A footpath commencing at grid reference TL86884564 at the maintained urban footway between Middle Way and Raile Walk and running in a generally south south easterly direction across greensward for a distance of approximately 32 metres to Point E at grid reference TL86904561 and turning in a generally east north easterly direction along land to the rear of of 37 Sampson Drive for a distance of approximately 20 metres to the south eastern boundary point of that property at grid reference TL86924562; changing to an east north easterly direction, running parallel with and immediately north of the old railway line for 75 metres to the junction with RUPP 7 at a point at OS grid reference TL8699445664.
Width: 1.5 metres to TL86924562; then 0.9 metres
39 FP Commencing at the junction with RUPP 7 at a point at OS grid reference TL8699845664 and progressing as a natural surface path in an east north easterly direction parallel with and immediately north of the old railway line boundary for 20 metres, crossing that boundary and continuing parallel with and immediately south of it for 84 metres; changing to an east south easterly direction for 14 metres down the old railway embankment to join the Railway Walk at a point at OS grid reference TL8710745689.
Width: 0.9 metres
40 FP Commences at the B1064 at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference (OSGR) TL86134460 and proceeds in a north-easterly direction along a natural surface track for a distance of 348.4 metres to OSGR TL86384484; goes down a slope for 8 metres to meet U8220 (Water Lane) at OSGR TL86384485. Recommences at TL 86384485 and proceeds up a slope and continues for 316.2 metres to OSGR TL86554512; at this point two spurs branch off the main route: the first spur proceeds in an generally north-easterly direction for a distance of 22.5 metres up a slope and steps to meet Back Lane (U8212) at OSGR TL86574513; the second spur proceeds in a north-north-westerly direction for 15.5 metres to meet Swanfield at OSGR TL86554514. The main route continues for 266 metres to OSGR TL86664536, where a spur proceeds in a westerly direction for 16 metres to meet Olivers Close at OSGR TL86654536. The main route continues for 90 metres to OSGR TL86724543, where a spur proceeds in a west-north-westerly direction for 14 metres to meet Olivers Close at OSGR TL86704544. The main route continues for 79 metres to meet Footpath 6 at OSGR TL86774549, then continues for 276 metres to meet Footpath 7 at OSGR TL87004564 then continues for 112.5 metres to meet Footpath 39 at OSGR TL87104568 then continues for 334 metres to meet the U8223 at OSGR TL87424577.
Width 1.5 metres except between the following points: OSGR TL86134459 to OSGR TL86154462 - 1 metre OSGR TL86554512 to OSGR TL86554514 - 1.1 metres
Limitations Wooden barrier at OSGR TL86134459, available width - 0.7 metre Motorcycle barrier at OSGR TL86154462, available width - 0.45 metre Wooden barrier at OSGR TL86554514, available width - 0.7 metre Metal field gate & concrete post at OSGR TL86664536, available width - 0.85 metre Metal field gate & concrete post at OSGR TL86704544, available width - 0.95 metre Motorcycle barrier at OSGR TL87414577, available width - 0.9 metre
41 FP Commencing from the eastern side of the U8223 at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference (OSGR) 587432 245780 and proceeding up a gradient on a natural surface in an east-north-easterly direction for 24 metres to the top of the former railway embankment at OSGR 587452 245792; continuing on the top of the former railway embankment for 75 metres to OSGR 587516 245831 before descending a slope for 27 metres to join the south-western edge of the C711 at OSGR 587538 245846.
Width: 1.5 metres
Limitations: Wooden offset barriers at OSGR 587434 245782, available width 1.3 metres
42 FP Commencing on the east side of Station Road at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference (OSGR) 58608,24448 and progressing in an east south easterly direction along a track for 81 metres to OSGR 58615,24444; changing to a north north-easterly direction and continuing as a field edge path for 70 metres to OSGR 58618,24450; changing to a northerly direction for 112 metres to OSGR 58617,24461; from this point the route splits south-west alongside the former railway embankment for 58 metres to re-join Station Road at OSGR 58612,24458 and north-east for 207 metres alongside the former railway embankment to OSGR 58632,24475; splitting and continuing either side of the sluices 131 metres on the eastern side to a junction with FP2 at OSGR 58642.24484 and for 118 metres on the western side to a junction with FP2 at OSGR 58638,24485.
Width: 1.5 metres (No widths stated in user evidence, therefore in the absence of a recorded definitive width this is the minimum width that the highway authority would seek to be reinstated following disturbance or obstruction of a field edge public footpath, as set out in the Highways Act 1980 schedule 12a)