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

Information provided by Suffolk County Council, under the Open Government Licence (v3). Current Statement information from 2021‑10‑12. Entries with grey text are old entries, and do not appear in the current Statement. The entries below are ordered first by Right of Way number, and then in reverse chronological order (most recent first). show/hide old entries.

No. Type Description
1 FP No name. Commences north side of road from Hadleigh Road to Burstall in a north-easterly direction to join path 2.
2 FP Commences at north end of path 1 and proceeds northwards to Hill Farm.
3 FP From Burstall Lane opposite Maryland northwards to the junction of path 4 west of Perry Barn.
Width 12 - 16 feet.
4 FP From the north end of path 3 west of Perry Barn westwards to a point at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10784489; thence proceeding along a track in a north north westerly direction for approximately 196 metres to join Sproughton Footpath No 6 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10714508 near the south-east corner of Burstall Long Wood.
Width: From the north end of path 3 west of Perry Barn to a point at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10784489: 10 - 12 feet wide. From a point at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10784489 to Sproughton Footpath No 6 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10714508 near the south-east corner of Burstall Long Wood: 3 metres, spanning the centre line of the track
5 FP 5, 6 and 7 continuous path from Burstall Hall to end of Burstall Long Wood following edge of wood all the way to Bramford parish boundary.
Width 10 - 12 feet.
6 FP 5, 6 and 7 continuous path from Burstall Hall to end of Burstall Long Wood following edge of wood all the way to Bramford parish boundary.
Width 10 - 12 feet.
7 FP 5, 6 and 7 continuous path from Burstall Hall to end of Burstall Long Wood following edge of wood all the way to Bramford parish boundary.
Width 10 - 12 feet.
9 FP From Burstall Lane about 200 yards east of the Reservoir in a northerly direction for approximately 440 yards, thence east to Grindle Lane.
11 FP Plum Lane. Commences on the western side of the A1071 approximately 10 metres south of "The Lodge" in a generally north westerly direction for approximately 50 metres to a point approximately 70 metres north east of "Larchwood" then crosses Sproughton Church Lane near pair of cottages, continues westward generally to the boundary of the bypass.
Width: 1.220 metres for first 70 metres; then average 8 feet to Church Lane, remainder none.
12 FP Commences at the boundary of the bypass, eastward through gap in bank on to Church Lane midway between Hadleigh Road and Plum Lane.
13 FP Commences at the boundary of the bypass westward along ploughed field with bank at right for 400 yards, leaves bank and continues 450 yards to Washbrook-Sproughton Road. Connects bypass and Washbrook-Sproughton Road.
14 FP Commences south side of Hadleigh Road opposite Sproughton Church Lane, southwards through meadow 250 yards, thence 250 yards along side of hedge of cultivated field to Ipswich-London Road 50 yards east of Sprite's Lane.
Width: No definite width except between third and fourth stiles, path 4 feet wide.
15 FP No name. From south side of road opposite Poplar Farm, continues south for 600 yards to exit on to London Road; continues across the junction of Scrivener Drive and Shepherd Drive. Further continuing in a generally north easterly direction following the housing estate footway to a point on the south western side of Sprites Lane.
Width: 1.2 metres minimum on the housing estate footway to Sprites Lane.
16 FP Commences near Springvale in a southerly direction to the A1071. Recommencing from the A1071 to the Class III Road east of Poplar Farm.
17 FP From Hadleigh Road east of Valley Farm Lodge, continues south-west for 400 yards between cultivated fields, bears west 300 yards between high banks and trees on right and barbed wire fence on left, to gravel pits at bottom of hill 100 yards short of Valley Farm, turns shrply left, winds southwards down hill between high hedges and trees to Pigeon Lane just east of ford at The Grange.
Width: Hadleigh Road - Ballast Pits 10 feet wide. Ballast Pits - Pigeon Lane 20 feet wide.
18 FP Commencing from the northern side of Pigeons Lane (C464 road) approximately 45 metres east of Belstead Brook at Grid Reference 11404296 and progressing in a general north-north-westerly direction, up an incline along a hardcore sunken lane, following along the eastern side of trees/hedgerow for approximately 60 metres the southern end of Footpath 17 at grid reference 11384302.
Width: 2 - 2.5 metres.
19 FP No name. Commences at junction of paths 20 and 21 in a south-westerly direction. Ditch on north side part of way, crosses over at termination of bank and has bank on south side for short way before entering Ivywell Fruit Farm, thence through orchard in a diagonal direction to Hadleigh Road.
Width: In places 12 feet to 18 feet wide.
20 FP No name. Fro m junction of footpaths 19 and 21 in a southerly direction, boundary bank on east side to Hadleigh Road where there is a concrete stile with gap in fence at east side of stile.
21 FP Popes Pit. Driftway from A.1100 south-westward to junction of footpaths 19 and 20.
Width: Approximately 16 feet wide converging to 10 feet.
22 FP Towing path on left bank of River Gipping. Commences at railway bridge at the parish boundary by factory site (Beet Sugar Corporation) and open fields to concrete bridge by Sproughton Church. Crosses road and should continue over dyke to north end of old lock and then along river bank to parish boundary.
Width: In most places wide enough for two people to walk abreast, but overgrown in some places to about 18 inches.
23 FP From FP13 along the boundary of the bypass to Church Lane.
24 FP An underpass, about 103 metres (112 yards) in length at Church Lane, between the boundaries of the bypass and extending 3 metres on the western side.