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

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No. Type Description
2 FP BEECH LANE Proceeds south from Beccles-Bungay Main Road 100 yards east of Tollbar Cottages following Shipmeadow and Mettingham boundary to join Highfield Farm Lane.
3 FP Running from a point at the south side of the B1062 Beccles to Bungay Road; and then in a south south-westerly direction for a distance of approximately 210 metres and then in a meandering easterly direction for a distance of approximately 40 metres and then in a meandering south south-westerly direction for a distance of approximately 365 metres and then in an westerly direction for a distance of approximately 56 metres and then in a predominantly southerly direction for a distance of approximately 180 metres and then in a south-westerly direction for a distance of approximately 25 metres and then in a south south-easterly direction for a distance of approximately 155 metres and then in a north-easterly direction for a distance of approximately 30 metres; thence in a predominantly south south-easterly direction skirting the pond at the western boundary of OS field no. 7400 for a distance of approximately 200 metres.
Width: a minimum width of 1.2 metres.
5 FP Commences in Green Lane, 200 yards from junction with Lock's Lane. Proceeds South West by South across Dossett's field 100 yards. Turns West across Holmes' field and joins Low Road, Shipmeadow opposite Cannon Cottage, with separate entrance (to Low Road) from that of Green Lane.
6 FP No name. From West side of Dossett's field where entered by path 5, proceeds south east across field for 100 yards. Turns east across Nunnery Farm land and joins Lock's Lane opposite path 8.
7 FP Commences from Beccles-Bungay Road at West side of Dossett's Field (Petrol Filling Station). Follows field boundary North to entrance of path 6 to Dossett's field and junction of Paths 6 and 5.
Width: 8 - 10 ft.
8 FP No name. Commences at Lock's Lane, opposite Path 6. Proceeds east across Nunnery Farm land to Barsham boundary at junction with Path 9.
9 FP Shipmeadow Locks Lane. Through marshes. From Shipmeadow Lock southwards following marsh dyke over New Dyke Bridge to Locks Lane. Turns east and follows boundary of Sand Pit field to boundary of Shipmeadow and Barsham.
10 FP Sand Pit Path Commences at Beccles-Bungay Main Road at western end of Sand Pit, 200 yards from Locks Lane. Proceeds West, skirting sand pit, to Barsham boundary.
11 FP Gull Farm Path Proceeds from Gull Farm. Follows field boundaries of Gull and Boundary Farms.
Width: 8 - 10 ft.
12 FP Commences at Highfields Farm, 300 yards west of Shipmeadow boundary. After crossing boundary it turns south for 100 yards, south-east 100 yards, and south 150 yards across Highfields farm land and passes outside parish boundary. It re-crosses boundary 150 yards south east and proceeds to Shipmeadow Common, turns east across the Common and joins southern end of path 11.
14 FP LOCKS LANE Point where Path 9 turns East. Proceeds West 150 yards. Turns South and is joined by Green Lane.
Width: 12 - 14 ft.
15 FP GREEN LANE commences with a plank footbridge at junction with Lock's Lane. Proceeds west and North West by West for 600 yards. Turns S.S.W. for 100 yards and joins Low Road, Shipmeadow, opposite Cannon Cottage.
Width: 8 - 12 ft.
16 BY Commencing on the southern side of the B1062 road adjacent to the property known as the "Old Forge" at Grid Reference 38558989, and proceeding as a track in a sunken lane known as Gull Lane progressing in a generally south south-westerly direction on the eastern side of a watercourse with grassland field parcel No 5685 and arable field parcel Nos 6375, 5659 and 4842 to the east for a distance of approximately 570 metres to Grid Reference 38318939; then continuing in the same direction for approximately 155 metres to Grid Reference 38248926; continuing as a sunken lane in a generally west-south-westerly direction in field parcel No 0007 with arable field parcel Nos 2116 and 1600 to the east, crossing the water course, through a spinney for a distance of approximately 385 metres to join a farm access track at the junction with FP11 at Grid Reference 37928906; continuing in the same direction along the northern edge of spinney parcel no.0007, and then as a grass path along the southern edge of arable field parcel no. 7400 to the junction of FP 3 at Grid Reference 37698890 and continuing through field parcel no. 5800 for approximately 425 metres to Grid Reference 37568883; then continuing in the same direction turning to a general westerly direction along the southern edge of arable field parcel nos 4600 and 3500 for approximately 245 metres to the Ilketshall St John parish boundary at Grid Reference 37328879.
Width: as shown by the field boundaries on Ordnance Survey Sheet No 9/9- 1927 Edition, varying between a minimum of 3 metres and a maximum of 8 metres; and Sheet No 9/13 - 1927 Edition, varying between a minimum of 4 metres and a maximum of 17 metres.
17 BY Commencing at byway no 16 at Grid Reference 38248926 and proceeding as a track in a sunken lane in a generally south-easterly direction along the northern edge of arable field parcel No 2116 for approximately 65 metres to Grid Reference 38298922, then in a generally south-south-westerly direction as a grass track up an incline along the eastern edge of arable field parcel Nos 2116 and 1600 for approximately 310 metres to Grid Reference 38218892, then on level ground in a generally south-westerly direction in parcel No 0673 passing to the west of a pond in the south-west corner of arable field parcel No 3600 and passing between arable field parcel Nos 1773 and 0085 for approximately 195 metres to Grid Reference 38088879; then in a generally southerly direction to the junction of Shipmeadow FP11 at Grid Reference 38078873 continuing in the same direction with arable field parcel No 1733, grassland parcel No 0656 and Boundary Farm to the east and arable field parcel Nos 0085 and 0068 to the west for approximately 240 metres to Grid Reference 38038855.
Width: as defined by the boundary lines on Ordnance Survey 1:2500 map Sheets Nos 9/13 varying between a minimum of 4 metres and a maximum of 10 metres.
18 FP Commencing at Grid Reference 38038855 and proceeding as a natural track, consolidated in places, generally in a southerly direction with a hedgerow to the east and arable field parcel no. 0048 to the west for approximately 50 metres to a point on Shipmeadow Common alongside the south-western edge of Boundary Farm at Grid Reference 38038851; then curving in a generally easterly direction along the northern edge of Shipmeadow Common (parcel no. 0647) with a hedgerow and pond of Boundary Farm to the north and arable field parcel no. 0647 to the south for approximately 100 metres to the concrete driveway leading to Boundary Farm at Grid Reference 38128852, then in a generally south-south-easterly direction along the concrete driveway for approximately 15 metres to the western side of Clarkes Lane (C933 road) at Grid Reference 38138851.
Width: Approximately 3 metres.