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Definitive Statement of Public Rights of Way for Trimley St Mary Parish (East Suffolk, 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 BR Begins on north-west side of Cordy's Lane about 100 yards south-west from "Cordayes", continues north-west for about 100 yards by metalled road, then by dirt path over open field, then along fence and over stile to Keeper's Lodge, here meeting the path which continues Keeper's Lane. No name.
2 BR Starts from the south-east side of Gun Lane, at Trimley St. Mary boundary, where Gun Lane turns sharply north-west towards the railway about 133 yards distant, proceeds south-east along the field fence on the N.E. to stile at Street Farm stackyard, thence by a cattle drift between fences to Keeper's Lane, at point 166 yards from High Road. No name.
3 RB Commences on the south-west side of High Road about 100 yards north-west of Church Lane and proceeds in a south-west direction to St. Mary boundary where it makes a sharp turn into Trimley St. Martin and over the railway. Name - Gun Lane. This R.B. leads to Hall Lane, Grimston Hall and Lower Street.
Width: Recognised width about 8 feet.
4 FP Begins on the south-west side of High Road about 100 yards north-west from The Grange Farm and proceeds in a nearly westerly direction for about 266 yards (in St. Mary) to the opposite fence of the field it crosses. Here it entered St. Martin and continues along a fence at right angles to the fence forming the parish boundary. Name: Black Barn Path. This footpath gives access to Lower Street Lane, Trimley St. Martin.
5 BR Commences at end of maintained section of Church Lane and continues north-easterly to junction of Trimley St. Martin F.P.'s 23, 24 and 26. Branch from the former section from Church Lane S. along the western boundary of the bypass; and continuing S. along the W. Fences of "Cowsland" and the adjoining field south to a gate at Thurman's Lane opposite Mill Farm.
Name: 1460 Earl Bygott's Path (part of).
Width: Recognised width about 7 feet, except along the boundary of the bypass.
6 FP Starts at Candlet Spinney south-east corner about 340 yards from pumping station and proceeds north alongside spinney on left for about 242 yards to stile from here still north along fence on right for about 396 yards to the stream which forms the parish boundary where by footbridge and rails it enters Trimley St. Martin. Name Candlet Path. This footpath leads to Capel Hall, Trimley St. Martin and to Falkenham.
Width: Recognised width - from start to first stile - 4 feet, from here undefined, over meadowland.
7 BR Names. 1460 Earl's Path. Bygotts Way, 1563. Tirton Strete 1511. Thurstanton Street 1570.
Begins at south-east corner of Candlet Spinney, proceeds east for about 140 yards to the parish boundary, where it enters Walton and continues to Gulpher Lane.
Width: Recognised width - 4'6".
8 BR Names (as for B.R.7).
Commences at Pumping Station at north-east end of Spriteshall Lane and continues for about 340 yards east to the south east corner of Candlet Spinney.
9 BR Begins at Pumping Station about 340 yards west of south-east corner of Candlet Spinney, proceeds south-south-west for about 176 yards to point where the parish boundary turns abruptly east. Then continues in the same direction just within Trimley St. Mary boundary to High Road. Name - Spriteshall Lane.
Width: Recognised width - 7 to 12 feet.
10 BR Names: 1460 Earl's Path. Bygotts Way 1563, Tirton Street 1511, Thurstanton Street 1570.
From Thurmans Lane under and along the eastern boundary of the bypass; and proceeds south-east along banks and fences on left to Felixstowe Water Co. Pumping Station at north-east end of Spriteshall Lane.
Width: Recognised width - 4'6" from bypass to end.
11 FP From OS grid reference TM28023664 Brotherton Avenue to TM 28023665. Recommencing from a point on the footway adjacent to Nos 9 and 11 Brotherton Avenue Trimley St Mary at OS grid reference TM28043668 running on levelled consolidated and unobstructed ground between the south eastern boundary of No 9 Brotherton Avenue and the north western boundaries of No 11 Brotherton Avenue and No 8 Dawson Drive in a generally north easterly and then north north easterly direction for a distance of approximately 30 metres to a point on the footway of Faulkeners Way at OS grid reference TM28053670 and continuing to a point approximately 201 metres north of the C370 then running in a north westerly direction to OS grid reference TM2806336730. Recommencing from a point on the footway adjacent to No 8 The Josselyns at OS grid reference TM28053674 running on levelled consolidated and unobstructed ground between the southern boundary of No 8 The Josselyns Trimley St Mary and the northern boundary of the garage access to Nos 2, 4 and 6 The Josselyns in a generally east north easterly and then north easterly direction for a distance of approximately 30 metres to a point adjacent to the southern boundary of No 8 The Josselyns at OS grid reference TM28083675. Recommencing at OS grid reference TM28083676 and continuing to corner of Mill Farm meadow, then along fence on left for about 132 yards to Mill Farm stackyard. High road entrance to this path has recently been moved about 13 yards north-west.
Width: 2ft to 4 ft, except from TM28023664 to TM28053670 varying between 1.3 and 3.45 metres; and from TM28053674 to TM28083675 varying between 1.18 metres and 1.35 metres.
11A FP Commencing at OS grid reference TM28083675 and proceeding in a north easterly direction for approximately 6 metres then in a north westerly direction for approximately 5 metres to OS grid reference TM28083676.
Width: 1.2 metres
12 BR Commencing at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM 2784 3585 at the junction of the farm track and Cordys Lane and proceeding in a generally south-easterly direction to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM 2810 3562 and then bearing in a southerly direction following the farm track to Bridleway 14 Trimley St Mary.
Width: A minimum width of 2.5 metres clear of all adjoining trees bushes or other vegetation walls or fences.
Limitations: subject to interference and interruption by and for the purposes of the railway under the 1981 Act. Coincidental with private means of access to be used by agricultural and other vehicular traffic.
14 BR Begins about 100 yds. north of Blofield Hall, bearing in a southerly direction following the farm track to OS grid reference TM28093524 running on levelled consolidated and unobstructed ground in an easterly arc adjacent and parallel to the turning area at the end of the extension to Nicholas Road for a distance of approximately 40 metres to OS grid reference TM28093521; then proceeding in a generally southerly direction to the head of Nicholas Road at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM 2807 3512. Recommencing from OS grid reference TM28093518 running on levelled consolidated and unobstructed ground within adjacent and parallel to the southern boundary of the existing area of trees in a generally west north westerly direction for a distance of approximately 140 metres and then through the area of trees in a generally north westerly direction for a distance of approximately 50 metres and continuing generally westerly along an existing track and across the branch railway line to Felixstowe Dock at a level crossing for a distance of approximately 20 metres to OS grid reference TM27893524.
Recommencing at OS grid reference TM28093518 running on levelled consolidated and unobstructed ground within adjacent and parallel to the southern boundary of the existing area of trees in a generally west north westerly direction for a distance of approximately 140 metres and then through the area of trees in a generally north westerly direction for a distance of approximately 50 metres and continuing generally westerly along an existing track and across the branch railway line to Felixstowe Dock at an existing level crossing for a distance of approximately 20 metres to a point at OS grid reference TM27893524 a total distance of approximately 210.
Width: A minimum width of 2.5 metres clear of all adjoining trees bushes or other vegetation walls or fences to OS grid reference TM 2809 3521 and between TM 2809 3521 and TM 2807 3512; 3 metres between TM28093518 and TM27893524.
Limitations: subject to interference and interruption by and for the purposes of the railway under the 1981 Act. Coincidental with private means of access to be used by agricultural and other vehicular traffic, except between TM28093524 to TM28093521 and TM28093518 to TM27893524.
16 BR From OS grid reference TM27893524 running on levelled consolidated and unobstructed ground along a track in a generally south westerly direction between the ditch to the west of the branch railway line to Felixstowe Dock and an existing belt of trees for a distance of approximately 270 metres to OS grid reference TM27723503; then along the railway diversion following the western boundary of landscape planting to its junction with Bridleway 18 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM 2739 3459.
Width: 3 metres from OS grid reference TM27893524 to TM27723503; a minimum width of 2.5 metres clear of all adjoining trees bushes or other vegetation walls or fences between TM27723503 and TM 2739 3459.
Limitations: subject to interference and interruption by and for the purposes of the railway under the 1981 Act.
17 BR Commencing at a junction with BR 18 at grid reference TM 27383459 and progressing in an east southeasterly direction as a natural surface track for 4 metres to a gate, then for 26 metres to a second gate at the railway line at grid reference TM 27413457, then crossing the railway line in an easterly direction for 30 metres to a third gate at grid reference TM 27453457, then changing to a south southeasterly direction for 46 metres to grid reference TM 27463453; then south-east to the parish boundary.
Width: a minimum of 2.5 metres to TM 27463453.
Limitations: a gate with a 28 centimetre sleeper step at grid reference TM 27383459 and gates at grid references TM 27413457 and TM 27453457.
18 BR From Bridleway 26 Trimley St Mary to grid reference TM 27383458 and progressing as a natural surface track in a southeasterly direction for 10 metres to the junction with BR 17 at grid reference TM 27383459, then changing to a northerly direction for 8 metres to the junction with BR 16 at grid reference TM 27393459.
Width: a minimum of 2.5 metres between TM 27383458 and TM 27393459.
19 FP From a point on Footpath No. 1 (TM276359) at the north-east corner of O.S. 3900 running along the eastern boundaries of O.S. 3900 and O.S. 3464 for a distance of approximately 480 metres to a point 60 metres from the southern boundary of O.S. 3464; then on to rails at Marsh Barn; past the barn, through a second gate and still south-west along the left-hand fence to a third gate. Through this gate the path turns at right-angles, and follows the left-hand fence to the north-east end of Christmasyards Wood, ending here at path to Fagbury.
Width: 1.2 metres for first 480 metres.
20 FP Begins at the south-east corner of Candlet Spinney and leads south across an open field for about 176 yards to the parish boundary. Over the Byle in Walton it continues to the High Road. Name - Pound Field Path.
Width: Recognised width - 2'6" to 3'.
21 BR Names: Leston or Levston Street 1588. Lestanton Lane 1740. This is part of a public way giving access to railway gatehouses. Keepers Lodge, and the marshes and is named Keepers Lane. This portion starts from the south-west side of High Road at a point about 33 yards south-east of Thurmans Lane and continues south-west to the cattle drift on the right for about 166 yards.
Width of dirt road between the hedges, neglecting grassy banks - about 10 feet.
22 FP For names see B.R. 21. Keepers Lane. This part starts at the cattle drift on the right 166 yards from High Road and continues south-west between hedges on each side to a point at the crossing cottages. Recommencing from a point at Keeper¿s Lane, and so on to Keepers Lodge.
Spur recommencing from a point at Keeper¿s Lane to Trimley St Martin Bridleway 57.
Width: From the cattle drift on the right 166 yards from High Road to a point at the crossing cottages and from a point at Keeper¿s Lane to Keepers Lodge: Width about 12 feet between banks.
24 BR Name 1492 Langston Weye. 1539 Langeston Street.
Begins where the metalled Deben Rural District Council road ends at Searsons Farm and continues between an avenue of trees south-west to the north-east end of Christmasyards Wood. A continuation of Cordy's Lane. No special name.
Width: Path is 7 or 8 feet wide between grass verges.
25 BR Name: See No. 24.
Starts from the north-east end of Christmasyards Wood and continues Cordy's Lane still south-west through the wood and on between the avenue of trees to grid reference TM 26853477 and progressing with a metalled surface in a southeasterly direction for 96 metres to the junction with BR 26 at grid reference TM 26903470.
Width - 7' - 8' wide between wide grass verges to TM 26853477, then a minimum of 2.5 metres.
26 BR Commencing at the junction with BR 25 at grid reference TM 26903470 and progressing with a metalled surface in a southeasterly direction along the top of Fagbury Cliff for 456 metres to the junction with BR 18 at grid reference TM 27323455.
Width: a minimum of 2.5 metres
27 FP From Bridleway 36 Trimley St Mary at TM 2578 3502 to the top of the river wall; then proceeds in a north-west direction on the top of the river wall, alongside a dyke on the right and the river on the left to the parish boundary, where the path makes a U bend. Name - River Wall path. It ends near Bench Mark 11.7 (for St. Mary). This footpath leads to Trimley St. Martin shore at Sleighton Cliff and on to Levington Creek.
Width from top of river wall varies from 1 - 3 ft. A single file path.
27A BR From Bridleway 25 Trimley St Mary to Bridleway 36 Trimley St Mary.
Width: not less than 2.5 metres.
30 FP Starts at gate about 50 yards from south corner of Chapmans Grove, on path to Blofield, passes through gate north-east along south-east boundary of Chapmans Grove, to far corner (north-east) of field, here turns south-east along fence on left, about 110 yards to sewerage farm wood fence, then a further 110 yards to rails and over this a few yards to upper Byle stream and the parish boundary. Name - Cattle Arch Path.
31 FP
32 BR Footpath begins at Thurmans Lane over stile into Mill Farm stackyard, which it crosses in south direction for about 66 yards where it joins paths to High Road and Candlet. Bridle path begins Thurmans Lane, passes through gate at east end of Mill Farm cartshed, then 12 yards south through gate on left, to same point as footpath. Name - None.
33 FP From a point situate on the west side of Keepers Lane Trimley St. Mary in a generally westerly direction for a distance of approximately 425 metres to OSGR 62709 23617.
Width: 1.2 metres
35 FP From the Trimley St. Martin Parish boundary southerly and then easterly around the pond, thence south westerly for a total distance of approximately 220 metres, thence in a generally easterly direction to the Trimley St. Martin Parish boundary.
Width: 1.2 metres
36 BR From Bridleway 45 Trimley St Martin to the junction with Bridleway 27A Trimley St Mary at TM 2578 3502.
Width: minimum 2.5 metres.
37 BR From a junction with Bridleway No 12 Trimley St Mary at OS grid reference TM28133550 running on levelled consolidated and unobstructed ground in a generally south westerly direction immediately adjacent to and following the line of the western boundary of the embankment of the branch railway line to Felixstowe Dock for a total distance of approximately 360 metres to a junction with Bridleway No 14 Trimley St Mary at OS grid reference TM27893524.
Width: 3 metres
38 FP From a junction with Bridleway No 14 Trimley St Mary at OS grid reference TM27883520 running on levelled consolidated and unobstructed ground parallel and mainly immediately adjacent to field headlands firstly in a generally north westerly direction and then south westerly then north westerly then north easterly and finally north westerly direction for a total distance of approximately 490 metres to a junction with Bridleway No 24 Trimley St Martin at OS grid reference TM27563451.
Width: 1.5 metres
Limitations: a 3 ex railway sleeper width bridge at OS grid reference TM27653538 and at OS grid reference TM27563541.
39 FP Commencing from Mill Pouch at OS grid reference TM2799636599 and proceeding in a north north easterly direction for approximately 53 metres to Brotherton Avenue at OS grid reference TM28023664.
Width: Varying between 1.1 metres and 1.5 metres
40 BR Commencing at the junction with Bridleway 47 Trimley St Martin at OS grid reference TM28113737 and proceeding in a south-south-easterly direction for 180 metres along a track to OS grid reference TM28183720; then continuing for 192 metres along a double-fenced track to the junction with Bridleway 10 Trimley St Martin at OS grid reference TM28263703.
Width: 2 metres
41 FP Commencing from High Road at OS grid reference TM27953655 and proceeding in a north easterly direction for approximately 52 metres to Mill Pouch at OS grid reference TM2799136591.
Width: 1.5 metres
42 FP Commencing at OSGR 6270923617 at its junction with FP33 Trimley St Mary and proceeding along a natural surface track in a north westerly direction for 10 metres then in a west north westerly direction for 18 metres to its junction with FP52 Trimley St Martin at the parish boundary at OSGR 6270623619.
Width - 1.5 metres.