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Definitive Statement of Public Rights of Way for Felixstowe Parish (East Suffolk, Suffolk)

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No. Type Description
1 FP Starts at Ejector on Golf Course. Terminates at Driftway (4).
1A FP Junction of No. 1 to foreshore.
2 FP Short cut across corner of No. 4
3 FP Starts from G.P.O. Pillar Box; proceedings N.W. across Northern end of Golf Course and terminates at river wall.
4 RB From Ferry Road to corner of building, turning parallel with the row of houses to Ferry Road again at Ferry Boat Inn.
Width 3 yards
4A FP From bend of No.4; terminates at bridleway 4B.
4B BR Commences at No.4. Ends at beach.
5 FP Public footpath to Rues Lane and Gulpher Road, commencing Ferry Road, continuing in a northerly direction for 77 metres and then in a westerly direction for 40 metres to a point 558 metres east of Gulpher Road, then terminating Gulpher Road; when you get to lucen field the path is very rough, and, round the corner, after that, a path of 2-2-6 feet wide.
6 RB Rues Lane, tarred part of the way down. Hedge on either side. Five barred gate at the bottom leading off to the marshes.
Width: 10 ft.
7 FP Commencement Ferry Road; termination, Ferry Road near Ferry School.
Width: 1-2 ft.wide.
8 FP Ferry Lane. Commences Ferry Road and runs Easterly direction most of way then 90° turn to north terminating in Ferry Road again.
9 FP Across Cliff Road. Then at the junction with Cliff Road at a point at OS grid reference TM 32083587 and proceeding in a westerly direction and then curving in a general west south westerly direction to join the maintainable footway at a point at OS grid reference TM 31993585, a total distance of 91 metres.
Then from the junction with the maintainable footway forming part of Roman Way at OS grid reference TM 31843583 to a point 50 yards from its junction with St. Georges Road; then W.SW. to Parish Church St. Peter & St. Paul (St. Georges Road).
Width: 2 metres from OS grid reference TM 32083587 to TM 31993585. From St George's Road to Church - 4 ft.
11 FP Commencing at the junction with Public Footpath No 47 at a point at OS grid reference TM 32173594 and proceeding in a general north-north-easterly direction along the seawall promenade for a distance of 215 metres to OS grid reference TM 32293612; then running along the top of the cliff in a N.E. direction to the ejector, where it turns to the West, continuing as far as Ferry Road.
Width: 2 metres between OS grid reference TM 32173594 and TM 32293612; then average width 1 ft.
12 FP Commencement, Parks Farm, Hyem's Lane. Condition bad, some places hardly a foot wide. Very uneven. Point of termination, Ferry Road.
Width: 1 - 2 ft. wide.
13 FP Commencement Parish Room, between 300-400 yards down joins 12 F.P. Terminates Ferry Road.
Width: 3-4 feet by Parish Room, then it narrowed to about 2 feet wide; this width continues to the end.
15 BR Point of commencement: High Road East, Quintons Lane.
— " " termination: Snells Lane.
15A FP Point of commencement: Footpath 15B.
" — " termination: Quintons Lane.
15B FP Point of commencement: Looe Road.
— " " termination: Church Road 15B.
16 BR Hyem's Lane. From termination of Snell's Lane by Quinton's Farm to Gulpher Road by Park Farm.
Width: Minimum width 12 feet approximately.
17 FP Commences on Gulpher Road southwards to Snell's Lane.
Width three feet.
18 FP Path begins near the end of The Grove and continues into Snell's Lane. It ends at Quinton's Farm.
Width: The path is about 5 feet 6 ins. wide most of the way.
19 FP Commences end of Beatrice Avenue and ends at footpath leading to Snell's Lane; runs through The Grove.
Width: The path is 6 feet wide in most places.
22 FP Point of commencement: Brook Lane.
— " " termination: High Road East.
24 FP This path starts near the end of the Grove and ends at the Stile Junction of Ataka Road. Part known as Ataka Road runs to High Road West.
25 FP Commences at junction of path 24 where there is a stile. Terminates at Beatrice Avenue opposite Links Avenue. Also forks S.W., known Recreation Lane. (26).
Width approx. 2 feet.
26 BR Commences at junction of path 24 where there is a stile. Terminates at Beatrice Avenue opposite Links Avenue. Also forks S.W., known Recreation Lane. (26).
Width approx. 2 feet.
27 BR From Gulpher Road in south-westerly direction to Trimley and Falkenham, terminating on U.D. boundary at former site of Rosier Cottage, for the purposes of this survey.
Width: About 2½ yds. wide for entire length.
28 FP From High Road in north-westerly direction (terminating on U.D. boundary for purpose of survey) to Trimley and Falkenham.
Width: About 18" wide including verges.
29 BR Spriteshall Lane, from the Water Tower northwards. (see Trimley St Mary B.R. 9).
Width: Minimum width 6 feet. 20 feet at commencement near High Road.
30 FP Leading in southerly direction from High Road near U.D.C. boundary to railway under bridge.
31 FP 1st Sect.
Commences N. of railway line where it is met by Path 43, extending north west, then north east to the southern end of Hawkes Lane. Ends in Hawkes Lane (i.e. the last 100 - 150 yds.of the path to Grange Road.)
Width about 8 ½ inches after the southern end of Hawkes Lane.
2nd Sect.
Public footpath to High Road and Walton. From Grange Farm to a point on the footway between Grange Road and Cricket Hill Road Felixstowe at OS grid reference TM29013495; then sections in a northerly direction to OS grid reference 62884 23544.
After first five barred gate, path is narrow.
32 FP In westerly direction from point near railway line No. 31 to western boundary of the A14 Port of Felixstowe Road at OS grid reference TM 28503541.
32B FP Proceeding in a generally easterly direction.
Limitations: Subject to private vehicular rights.
33 FP From a point on the footway in the vicinity of Reynolds Court at OS grid reference TM28823512 to TM28813512; then from TM28813511 to TM28803511; then from a point at the southern end of a footway in the vicinity of Reynolds Court at OS grid reference TM28803510 running on levelled consolidated and unobstructed ground in a generally north westerly direction within and immediately adjacent to the north eastern boundary of the public open space at the Grange Farm estate for a distance of approximately 10 metres to OS grid reference TM28793511; continuing in a south westerly direction to OS grid reference TM28693505 on the western footway of Grange Farm Avenue; then from OS grid reference TM28623500 on the footway of Westleton Way to OS grid reference TM28613499 on the footway of Westleton Way.
Width: 1.5 metres from OS grid reference TM28803510 to TM28793511.
34 FP Commencing at OS grid reference 62878,23488 and proceeding in a north north easterly direction to OSGR 6287823489 where a spur proceeds north north easterly to OSGR 6288023492 to the highway at Shotley Close. The main route continues, changing to a generally north westerly direction to OSGR 62877,23490. Recommencing at OSGR 6286623498 and continues, curving in a westerly direction to OSGR 6286423498 on the eastern edge of the maintainable highway at Grange Farm Avenue. Recommencing at OSGR 6285923490 in a westerly direction to OS grid reference 6285823492; then from OS grid reference 6285323495 to 6285323495; then from OS grid reference 6284923497 to 6284823497; then from OS grid reference 6284423498 to 6284423498; then from OS grid reference 6283823498 to OS grid reference 62833 23498 on the A14 Port of Felixstowe Road.
Width: OS grid reference 6287823488, to OSGR 6287823489 to OSGR 6287723490: 2.3 metres from the eastern edge of the adjoining Cycle Track and incorporates the junction with the spur path. OSGR 6287823489 to OSGR 6288023492 3.5 metres OSGR 6286623498 to OSGR 6286423498 3.5 metres
35 FP From Grange Road in south-westerly direction to Ferry Lane.
Width: 3 feet wide up to signpost.
37 FP From Blockhouse at northern end of the Avenue running N.W. to Urban District Boundary.
Width 4 feet.
38 RB Known as Ferry Lane. From eastern side of the Dooley roundabout W.S.W. to the southern side of the Dooley roundabout.
Width: 17 feet wide.
40 FP In westerly direction to bottom of Peewit Hill.
41 FP From a point about 8 yards south of a point on the eastern side of Grange Road opposite "Conclurry" and running in an easterly direction for a distance of approximately 42 yards to connect with the footpath to Newbourne Gardens. Recommencing at Ordnance Survey British National Grid Reference (OSBNGR) 629,014mE234,139mN on the footway of Philip Avenue opposite Windsor road; then proceeding in a south easterly direction across a greensward for 83 metres to OSBNGR 629,081mE234,091mN; then between paddocks for 54 metres to OSBNGR 629,129mE234,068mN; turning generally eastward along top of bank for 70 metres to set of steps at OSBNGR 629,198mE234,063mN (leading down to FP40); continuing eastward along top of bank for a further 200 metres to junction of FP40 at a set of concrete steps beside the western boundary of the railway at OSBNGR 629,402mE234,082mN; then in northerly direction up steps and along surfaced path for 50 metres to OSBNGR 629,422mE234,128mN; then turning east beside the railway boundary fence along a natural surface path for 39 metres to a set of steps at OSBNGR 629,461mE234,129mN; then north (staying beside railway boundary and east of Andrew Close) for 59 metres to Coronation Drive at OSBNGR 629,486mE234,182mN; then south easterly across railway bridge along a tarmac path turning southward to the rear of Ordnance House for 120 metres; then east between Ordnance House and Fish Bar for 30 metres to Garrison Lane at OSBNGR 629,614mE234,115mN.
Width: 4 feet from start to footpath to Newbourne Gardens. Then as shown by the pecked boundaries on O.S.sheet 89/8 Scale 1:2500 1920 Edition, being 1.2 metres between OSBNGR 629,014mE234,139mN and OSBNGR 629,383mE234,080mN; and as shown by the pecked boundaries on O.S.sheet 89/8 Scale 1:2500 1920 Edition, being 1.2 metres between OSBNGR 629,014mE234,139mN and OSBNGR 629,383mE234,080mN. As shown by the pecked and solid boundaries on O.S.sheet 90/5 Scale 1:2500 1926 Edition, being: (a) 1.2 metres between OSBNGR 629,383mE234,080mN and OSBNGR 629,461mE234,129mN. (b) 1.2 metres between OSBNGR 629,461mE234,129mN and OSBNGR 629,486mE234,182mN. (c) 1.8 metres between OSBNGR 629,486mE234,182mN and OSBNGR 629,614mE234,115mN.
42 FP Cemetery path. Commences at railway bridge in Mill Lane. Ends at railway bridge in Maidstone Road.
Width about 10½ feet. Length about 820 yds.
43 FP Commences at Boys' entrance at Area School. Ends where it meets path 31 at railway stile.
Width about 5 feet. Length about 720 yds.
45 FP Commencing on a bend on the northern side of Gulpher Road (U3118) opposite the property known as no. 1 Gulpher Cottages at grid reference TM 30123680, and progressing in a generally west north-westerly direction along a hard core track on the northern edge of field parcel no. 0066 for approximately 90 metres to grid reference TM 30043684; changing to a generally northerly direction and continuing along a hardcore track, down a slope in parcel 0493, passing between field parcel no. 0003 to the west and field parcel nos. 1800 and 0600 to the east, passing the western side of Brick Kiln Cottages, becoming a natural surface track in parcel no. 0407, passing between field parcel no. 0003 and 0012 to the west and parcel nos. 0600 and 1100 to the east continuing along the western edge of field parcel no. 0918 for approximately 367 metres to a point adjacent to the north-eastern corner of field parcel no. 0012 at grid reference TM 30053721; then from a point adjacent to the northeastern corner of field parcel no. 0012 at grid reference TM 30053721 and progressing in a generally westerly direction along a headland grass path, passing along the southern edge of field parcel no. 0028, following along the northern side of a drain for approximately 140 metres to the southwestern corner of the same parcel no. at grid reference TM 29913721, then changing to a generally northerly direction along the western edge of field parcel no. 0028, following along the eastern side of a drain for approximately 285 metres to a footbridge over Kings Fleet at FPs 14 and 16 Trimley St Martin at grid reference TM 29943749.
Width: Width: Between grid reference TM 30123680 and grid reference TM 30043700, as shown on Ordnance Survey Sheet TM 3036-3136 scale 1:2500 (1966 edition) having a minimum width of 3 metres. Between grid reference TM 30043700 and grid reference TM 30003742 as shown on Ordnance Survey Sheet TM 3037-3137 scale 1:2500 (1965 edition), having a minimum width of 1 metre. Between grid reference TM 30003742 and grid reference TM 29943749 as shown on Ordnance Survey Sheet TM 2837-2937 scale 1:2500 (1965 edition), having a minimum width of 1 metre.
47 FP Commencing at the junction with Cliff Road at a point at OS grid reference TM 31933561 and proceeding in a general easterly direction down a set of concrete steps and then following a zig-zag route along a ramped pedestrian facility for a distance of 117 metres to the seawall promenade at a point at OS grid reference TM 31993562; then changing to a north-north-easterly direction and continuing along the seawall promenade for a further 374 metres to the junction with Public Footpath No 11 at OS grid reference TM 32173594, a total distance of 491 metres.
Width: 2 metres
Limitations: A set of concrete steps between OS grid references TM 31953562 and TM 31963561.
49 FP From Seaton Road in a south-westerly direction to Margaret Street, Walton.
Width: About a yard wide for entire length.
50 RB Walton Avenue. Commences at Avenue House and terminates at Ferry Lane.
Width 20 feet. At one time was regularly closed for 24 hours annually but has not been closed for many years.
51 FP Extension of Links Avenue to F.P. 13.
53 FP From Commissioner's Cottage, Falkenham, along the river wall to meet Footpath No. 3 near Felixstowe Ferry.
56 BY Commencing on the eastern side of the A154 road opposite the Garrison Lane car park at OS Grid Reference 29623420, and progressing as a sand and shingle path up a slope in an easterly direction for approximately 30 metres to OS Grid Reference 29653421 where the track becomes a rough surface concrete road known as Lincoln Terrace, continuing in the same direction up a slope for approximately 50 metres and connecting with Riby Road at OS Grid Reference 29703421 where the road becomes level, continuing in the same direction for approximately 75 metres and connecting with Barton Road at OS Grid Reference 29773421, and then continuing as a tarmacadam surfaced road for approximately 34 metres to OS Grid Reference 29803421 where the road becomes a rough surface concrete road, continuing for approximately 36 metres and connecting with Garfield Road at OS Grid Reference 29843422.
Width: The width of the Byway Open to All Traffic shall be the distance between the defined boundaries of the properties on either side of the route.
57 FP Commencing on a bend on the western side of Gulpher Road (U3118) at grid reference 30653657 and progressing along a natural surface path in a generally west-south-west direction, down a short slope, along the northern edge of field parcel number 5546 following along the southern side of a drain for approximately 150 metres to grid reference 30513652; then changing to a generally south-south-west direction, along the western edge of field parcel number 5546 for approximately 80 metres to grid reference 30473645; then changing to a generally west-south-west direction, continuing along the western edge of field parcel number 5546 for approximately 40 metres to a point adjacent to the northern edge of a spinney known as "The Grove" at grid reference 30433643; then changing to a generally south direction continuing along the western edge of field parcel number 5546 and the eastern side of "The Grove" and a drain for approximately 115 metres to grid reference 30403632; then changing to a generally south-south-west direction, down a short slope into "The Grove" to cross a drain and pass through a spinney for approximately 136 metres to join footpath 18 at grid reference 30353620 for a total distance of approximately 523 metres (0.32 miles).
Width: 1-2 metres.
59 BY Commencing on the A14/Walton Avenue roundabout at a point at OS grid reference TM28733390, the path progresses along a track, in a north-north-easterly direction, for 23 metres to a junction with FP40 at a point at OS grid reference TM28743392, continuing up a steep slope known as Peewit Hill for 60 metres; changing to a northerly direction for 30 metres to the southern end of Grange Road at a point at OS grid reference TM28753401 (total distance - 113 metres).
Width: 2.8 - 4.8 metres
Limitation: Posts at OS grid reference TM28753401
60 FP Commencing on the C347 at OS grid reference TM32213607 and progressing, along a path and then down steps, for 18 metres to OS grid reference TM32233606; changing to a generally southerly direction and continuing along a path for 14 metres to OS grid reference TM32233605; changing to a south westerly direction and continuing for 103 metres to OS grid reference TM32173596; changing to a south easterly direction and continuing for 3 metres to OS grid reference TM32183596.
Width: OS grid reference TM32213607 - TM32233606 1.8 metres OS grid reference TM32233606 - TM32203600 3 metres reducing to 2.5 metres OS grid reference TM32203600 - TM32173596 5 metres OS grid reference TM32173596 1.1 metres between gate and concrete wall
Limitation: Steps between OS grid reference TM32223607 and TM32233606
61 FP Commencing from the junction with Footpaths 3 and 53 at Ordnance Survey British National Grid Reference (OSBNGR) 632,414mE237,736mN and progressing along a metalled track on an embankment in a generally easterly direction for 506 metres joining the C347 (Ferry Road) at OSBNGR 632,876mE237,659mN.
Width: 1.6 metres
62 FP Commencing at the C347 (Ferry Road) at OSBNGR 632,882mE237,650mN and immediately progressing up eight concrete steps and then along a track in a south-easterly direction for 40 metres to OSBNGR 632,907mE237,619mN; changing to a generally south south-westerly direction and continuing along the sea wall passing a Martello tower for 400 metres to the junction with Bridleway 4B at OSBNGR 632,830mE237,228mN; continuing for 345 metres to the junction with Footpath 1A at OSBNGR 632,832mE236,883mN; continuing past Martello tower for 730 metres to the bottom of wooden steps at OSBNGR 632,433mE236,284mN; continuing up the steps and progressing in a north-westerly direction for 17 metres to join Footpath 11 in the public car park at OSBNGR 632,417mE236,288mN.
Width: Between 1.5 and 13 metres
Limitation: Steps at OSBNGR 632,433mE236,284mN
63 FP Commencing at OSBNGR 629,198mE234,063mN on Footpath 41 leading down a set of steps to join Footpath 40 at a point near the north western boundary of the Peewit Caravan Park at OSBNGR 629,194mE234,035mN.
Width: 1.2 metres
65 FP Commencing at the junction with the maintainable footway forming part of Cliff Road at a point at OS grid reference TM 32143595 and curving in a south-easterly and then a north-easterly direction down a slipway for a distance of 45 metres to join the seawall promenade at the junction with Public Footpath No. 11 at a point at OS grid reference TM 32183596
Width: 1.5 metres measured from the north-western edge of the slipway.
Limitations: Subject to private rights for the launching of vessels
66 FP Commencing at OS grid reference (OSGR) TM29513571, between nos. 4 and 5 St Mary's Crescent and between two concrete posts, proceeding in a southerly direction, over a metalled surface, fenced on both sides for 11.5 metres to OSGR TM29513570, changing to a south south westerly direction and proceeding, fenced on the western boundary and hedged to east, for 24.5 metres to OSGR TM29503568 between two concrete posts; continuing for 34 metres to join Walton High Street at OSGR TM29483565.
Width: OSGR TM29513571 - TM29513570 1.65 metres OSGR TM29513570 - TM29503568 1.6 metres OSGR TM29503568 - TM29493567 1.25 metres OSGR TM29493567 - TM29483565 1.7 metres Except at OSGR TM29513571 where the width is 1 metre and at OSGR TM29503568 where the width is 0.75 metres.
67 FP A metalled surfaced area bounded on the south west by the footway at Runnacles Way between Ordnance Survey Grid Reference (OSGR) 6288823542 and OSGR 6288923541; bounded on the east and on the north-west by land belonging to Flagship Housing Group Limited; and bounded on the north-east by a surfaced area at the base of the railway footbridge at (OSGR) 62888923542; being 5 metres in length between the footway at Runnacles Way and the surfaced area at the base of the railway footbridge at (OSGR) 6288923542 and having safety barriers.
Width: 12 metres at Runnacles Way between OSGR 6288823542 and OSGR 6288923541 narrowing to 2 metres at OSGR 6288923542.
68 FP Commencing from the boundary of the railway at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference (OSGR) 628891235425 and proceeding in a north-easterly direction for 1.5 metres over a metalled surface to the bottom of the steps of a footbridge on the south-western side of the railway line at OSGR 628892235426; changing to a north-westerly direction and ascending the steps of the footbridge for a distance of 12 metres (measured at ground level) to OSGR 6288823543; changing to a north-easterly direction for a distance of 17 metres over the railway bridge to OSGR 6288923544; changing to a south-easterly direction and descending the steps of the footbridge for a distance of 12 metres (measured at ground level) to the bottom of the footbridge steps on the north-eastern side of the railway line at OSGR 628902235439; changing to a north-north-easterly direction for 2 metres over a metalled surface from the bottom of the steps to join FP43 at OSGR 628904235441.
Width: 2 metres comprising the whole width of the deck and steps of the bridge.