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

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No. Type Description
1 FP Starts at junction 35 and 36, runs N.W. direction under the railway, through Thorrington Hall Farm, thence west to junction with 32.
Width: Varying width.
2 FP Starts at junction of 1 and 32, through gap in hedge, across field in N.W. direction to gap in hedge, junction of 3 and 6.
Width: 4 ft. approx.
3 FP Starts at junction of 2 and 6 S.W. along hedge to junction with 4.
Width: 4 ft. approx.
4 FP Continuation of 3 in S.W. direction to Belstead Parish boundary.
Width: 4 ft. approx.
5 FP Continuation of 31 in N.W. direction to Belstead Parish boundary.
Limitations: Footpath presumed to have been dedicated subject to the right to plough - see County Council Budget 6 October, 1953.
6 FP Starts at junction with 2 and 3, running in N.E. direction to southern boundary of bypass; continuing from the northern boundary of bypass to track from Thorrington Hall to Belstead boundary, thence north to track, Belstead boundary to Bobbits Hole.
Width: Varying width - very narrow in centre portion.
6X BR Starts at junction with 2 and 3, running in N.E. direction to southern boundary of bypass; continuing from the northern boundary of bypass to track from Thorrington Hall to Belstead boundary, thence north to track, Belstead boundary to Bobbits Hole.
Width: Varying width - very narrow in centre portion.
7 FP Starts at Bourne Bridge and runs S.W. direction to the boundary of the A137; continuing from the boundary of the A137 under railway to Bobbits Hole.
Width: Varying width.
8 FP Commences back of Ostrich Inn Gardens, runs in straight S.E. direction to a point about 330 metres northwest of its junction with the access to Wherstead Hall, then to a point about 136 metres northwest of that junction, then to old driveway from Strand - Wherstead Park.
Width: Narrow path. (Does not apply to section between the points 330 metres and 194 metres northwest of junction with the access to Wherstead Hall.)
9 FP Starts N.W. corner of Wherstead Marshes and runs in S.E. direction along Sea Wall to a point 387 metres northeast of its junction with The Strand then to a point 243 metres northeast of that junction, and continuing until rejoining Ipswich-Shotley Road.
Width: Narrow path for one person. (Does not apply to section between the points 387 metres and 243 metres northeast of the junction with The Strand.)
10 FP Starts at old Driveway from Strand - Wherstead Park, and runs in straight S.E. direction to main road at foot of Reston Hill.
Width: Narrow path.
12 FP Commencing on the southern side of Redgate Lane (U4101) adjacent to the driveway leading to Redgate House (Orwell Nursing Home) at grid reference 16154010, and progressing in a generally southerly direction along a natural surface track down a slope along the eastern edge of field parcel no 0001 following along the eastern side of a hedgerow for approximately 95 metres to grid reference 16164000; continuing along a hardcore track in the same direction, down a slope following the western side of a hedgerow for approximately 180 metres to grid reference 16193982; then becoming a grass track continuing in the same direction down a slope along the eastern edge of field parcel no 1876 for approximately 25 metres to grid reference 16203980; changing to a generally easterly direction along a grass track following the northern side of a line of trees across field parcel no 2600 for approximately 215 metres to grid reference 16413974; changing to a generally south-easterly direction along a grass track set in a spinney field parcel no 4773 for approximately 50 metres to a culvert over Freston Brook at the Freston Parish boundary at grid reference 16443971. Total distance approximately 565 metres.
Width: approximately 2 metres.
14 FP From Ipswich-Manningtree Road, near North Lodge, Wherstead Park, to the northern boundary of Slip Road No 3; continuing from the southern boundary of Slip Road No 4 southerly to the Unclassified Road N.E. corner of Wherstead Park Gardens; the references to Slip Roads 1 and 2 being construed as references to the slip roads so numbered on the plan to the London - Great Yarmouth Trunk Road (Ipswich Bypass Southern Section) (Wherstead Road Interchange Slip Roads) Side Roads Order 1981.
Width: Room for two abreast.
15 FP Runs from Wherstead School - Park Farm House.
18 BR Commencing on a bend on the southern side of Vicarage Lane (U4101) at grid reference 15554017 and progressing in a generally southerly direction along a concrete track across field parcel no 0001 on level ground then down a slope and up an incline following the eastern side of a line of trees/hedgerow, along level ground and then down a slope, passing between Valley Farm House to the east and the outbuildings to the west for approximately 883 metres to the U4103 road at grid reference 15363931; changing to a generally south-easterly direction continuing on level ground as a concrete track passing the northern side of a pond and the southern side of Valley Farm for approximately 30 metres to join Freston Bridleway 4 and Holbrook Bridleway 11 at grid reference 15383929. Total distance approximately 913 metres.
Width: approximately 2.5 metres.
20 FP From point on main Ipswich-Manningtree Road near entrance to Bluegates Farm in a southerly direction to point on Valley Farm Lane.
Limitations: Footpath presumed to have been dedicated subject to the right to plough - see County Council Budget 6th October 1953.
22 FP Commences Valley Lane, runs S.W. direction to Park House.
Limitations: Footpath presumed to have been dedicated subject to the right to plough - see County Council Budget 6th October 1953.
24 FP Starts at point on Belstead Lane just S.W. Bluegates, runs due south to Ipswich-Manningtree Road.
Limitations: Footpath presumed to have been dedicated subject to the right to plough - see County Council Budget 6th October 1953.
25 FP Starts at Park House, running in S.W. direction to N.W. corner of Holbrook Park Wood, and thence to parish boundary.
Limitations: Footpath presumed to have been dedicated subject to the right to plough. See County Council Budget 6th October 1953.
26 FP Small continuation of Serial 25 from Parish boundary to Parish boundary.
Limitations: Footpath presumed to have been dedicated subject to the right to plough - see County Council Budget 6th October 1953.
27 BR Runs south from the junction of Paths 28 and 29, through rough ground to Bentley Parish boundary.
Width: Approx. 8 ft.
28 BR Starts at the junction of Paths Nos. 27 and 29, running westward on edge of Wherstead Wood to Belstead parish boundary.
Width: Approx. 8 ft.
29 BR Starts from a point on Belstead Lane on the edge of Wherstead Wood and runs in a S.W. direction for approx. 200 yds., turns west following the edge of the wood all the way to junction Nos. 27 and 28.
Width: Approx. 10 ft.
30 BR Starts on Belstead Lane junction with Serial 24, runs northerly, then westerly round field to rejoin Belstead Lane.
Width 6 - 8 ft.
31 FP Starts at gap in hedge at junction of 32 and 33, running in N.W. direction to junction with 5.
Limitations: Footpath presumed to have been dedicated subject to the right to plough - see County Council Budget 6th October 1953.
32 FP Continuation of 33, running in N.E. direction along hedge to junction with 1 and 2.
Width 10 ft.
33 FP Starts at Belstead Lane through gap in hedge, running in northerly direction along hedge to ridge to junction with 32.
Width 10 ft.
34 FP Starts at junction of paths 31, 32 and 33, running S.E. across railway, through fence on high ground, thence easterly to near Pannington Hall, then turning south to meet lane which runs from Belstead Lane to Wherstead Village.
Footpath presumed to have been dedicated subject to the right to plough -see County Council Budget 6th October 1953.
Width: Footpath presumed to have been dedicated subject to the right to plough -see County Council Budget 6th October 1953.
36 FP Starts from Ipswich-Manningtree Road at Blacksmith's Corner, Wherstead, and runs in westerly direction to junction of Path 1 Broomhoughton Covert.
Width 2-3 ft.
37 BR Bobbits Hole Lane running from Ipswich-Manningtree Road in Wherstead Village to the boundary of Slip Road 2; continuing from a point about 8 metres north of the northern boundary of Slip Road No 1 to Bobbits Hole Cottages, thence to Ipswich-Belstead Road at parish boundary S.W. of Belstead Bridge; the references to Slip Roads 1 and 2 being construed as references to the slip roads so numbered on the plan to the London - Great Yarmouth Trunk Road (Ipswich Bypass Southern Section) (Wherstead Road Interchange Slip Roads) Side Roads Order 1981.
Width 8-10 ft.
37A BR From Bridleway 37 to the A137 roundabout.
Limitations: Subject to private vehicular rights.
38 BR From Thorrington Hall to Bobbits Hole Cottages.
Width 6-8 ft. hedges rather overgrown.
Limitations: Subject to private vehicular rights between the boundaries of the bypass.
39 BR From Thorrington Hall in a N.W. direction to the boundary of the bypass; continuing from the boundary of the bypass to join 6.
Width 8-10 ft.
39A FP From Bridleway 39 to the boundary of the bypass.
Limitations: Part subject to private vehicular rights.
40 FP From the Unclassified Road at West Lodge North of Park Farm, via Wherstead Park, St. Mary's Church and Lodge to the junction of the Ipswich-Shotley Road, south-east of the Strand.
Width 10-12 ft.
41 BR From the south end of path No. 34 in a north-easterly direction for about 240 yds. to the Unclassified Road south of Pannington Hall.
Width 8-10 ft.
42 BR From Bourne Hill to the A137.
43 FP Commencing at grid reference TM 13663890 at a stile and junction with the A137, progressing on level ground along a south west boundary fence within O.S. field parcel No. 6485 for 13 metres; changing to a southerly direction, downhill for 17 metres, uphill for 31 metres next to an electricity pole; continuing uphill for 7 metres, downhill for 62 metres to the Tattingstone Parish boundary and junction with Public Footpath No. 50 Tattingstone at grid reference TM 13633878 and having a total distance of 130 metres.
Width: Minimum width: 1.5 metres
Limitation: The stile at grid reference TM 13663890 has a maximum width of 0.8 metres.
44 FP Commencing at grid reference TM1400 3870 on the western side of the C418 road in the area of Road Farm and running in a generally west north westerly direction along a farm track for a distance of approximately 40 metres to grid reference TM1396 3871 and continuing along the same track in a generally south south westerly direction for a distance of approximately 26 metres to grid reference TM 1396 3868 and further continuing in a generally west south westerly direction for a distance of approximately 20 metres to the Tattingstone/Wherstead Parish boundary.
Width : 1.5 metres on southern most side of farm track from TM1400 3870 to TM1396 3871; 1.5 metres on eastern side of farm track from TM1396 3871 to TM 1396 3868; 1.5 metres on track nearest to boundary of Road Farm House from TM 1396 3868 to the Tattingstone/Wherstead Parish boundary.