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Definitive Statement of Public Rights of Way for Burgate Parish (Mid Suffolk, Suffolk)

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No. Type Description
1 FP Begins at a gate on the north west side of the Burgate-Gislingham Road 100 yards from the signpost on Burgate Little Green. The route takes a westerly direction across meadow to a stile and continues in the same direction to another stile. The path then continues alongside a meadow in a north westerly direction for 300 yards through a gate and down a cartway to a bridge over a deep ditch, junction of Scama Lane.
3 FP Begins at gate at south-east corner of Burgate Hall stack-yard and takes a north westerly direction diagonally across stack yard to another gate where it continues in a more northerly direction by the side of Burgate Wood following the eastern boundary of the driveway until it passes through a field gate. The path then follows the eastern hedge of the field and through another gate finishing at the south western end of Burgate Great Green to junction No. 4.
4 FP Begins at gate in south west corner of Burgate Great Green, junction of Nos. 3 & 5 and follows field boundary in a westerly direction until it meets the main road (Diss - Bury).
5 FP Begins at south-east corner of Burgate Great Green where the metalled road ends and follows a westerly course along the side of the Green until it reaches a field gate in the south-western corner of the Green.
6 FP Begins at a stile at the corner of the road near Hall Cottage 100 yards west of the Church. It follows a north westerly direction across a meadow to another stile and then immediately through a gate in a northerly direction alongside a hedge for about 400 yards. Then it passes through a gap in the hedge and down a short cartway to a gate leading on to the Great Green, junction with No. 5.
7 FP Begins at a stile at the corner of the road near Hall Cottage 100 yards west of the Church. It follows a north westerly direction across a meadow to another stile and then immediately through a gate in a northerly direction alongside a hedge for about 400 yards. Then it passes through a gap in the hedge and down a short cartway to a gate leading on to the Great Green, junction with No. 5.
8 BY Dam Lane. Begins on the Wortham-Mellis road at the Brook and follows an easterly direction for about 235 when it enters the adjoining parish of Wortham continuing along the boundary to Beans Lane.
9 FP Begins at a field gate on the south side of Dam Lane near its eastern end. The path takes an easterly direction following the hedge for 25 yards through a gate into a meadow, through another gate into another meadow after another 250 yards. Still following the southern hedge of the next meadow until it reaches a stile after about 200 yards then it continues across the middle of this meadow until it reaches a gate almost due east of the stile and then into a lane, junction with No. 10.
10 BR From lane from Palgrave Grange in a more westerly direction for 800 yards until it meets another lane running north and south (Nos. 11 and 14).
11 BY Commences at the eastern end of Dam Lane opposite Beans Lane and runs south for 450 yards between hedges to a point where another lane turns off in an easterly direction (No. 10).
12 FP Begins at a gateway at the corner of the lane 600 yards east of Hill House and then east for 150 yards along a cartway then south-east across a meadow for 150 yards and through a gateway and finally turns east for another 100 yards and ends at a gate on the Mellis boundary.
13 BY Begins at the corner of the lane 600 yards east of Hill House, and runs due north for 75 yards. Ends opposite gateway on left, junction No. 16.
14 BY Begins at a point in the lane 600 yards east of Hill House at the northern end of No. 13 at its junction with No. 16 and runs due north for 100 yards and ends where the lane turns off to the east (No. 10).
15 BY Begins at Hill House running east for 50 yards then north for 25 yards and then east again for a further 600 yards ending where the lane turns north at junction of Nos. 12 and 13.
16 FP Begins at a gate on the east side of the Wortham-Mellis Road 250 yards north of Hill House and runs in an easterly direction across this field for 400 yards where it passes through a 15 yard gap in the hedge and continues east following the northern hedge of the next field and ending at a gateway leading on to a lane after another 250 yards to junction Nos. 13 and 14.
17 FP Known as the Spring Meadows. Begins at a lane on the south side of the road south-east of St. Mary's Church and follows this lane south-east for 150 yards over a stile and then continues south-east for a further 400 yards crossing a deep watercourse and a stile and then after another 175 yards south-east ends at a gate on the Mellis-Wortham road (Mellishash Road).
18 FP Begins at a stile on the north-east side of Burgate School and runs alongside a hedge in a northerly direction for 150 yards then leaving the hedge but still keeping in a northerly direction it makes for a point on the northern boundary of the field about 50 yards from the corner of the field. Here the path ends where it joins paths Nos. 19 and 20.
19 FP Begins at a gate on the west side of Wortham-Mellis road 200 yards north of Hill House and follows the northern boundary of the field for 300 yards and ends where it meets other footpaths Nos. 18 and 20 at a point 50 yards from the western boundary of the field.
20 FP Begins at a gate on the south side of Brook Lane 125 yards east of The Great Green and follows the western boundary of a meadow for nearly 200 yards then over a stile and continues in a southerly direction across the next field to a position on the southern boundary 60 yards from the eastern boundary of this field. It finishes after crossing a ditch where it meets paths Nos. 18 & 19.
21 FP Begins at a gate on the east side of the school road 100 yards south-east of the Great Green and goes due east across a field through a gap in the hedge and continues east alongside a hedge for 50 yards until joins other paths Nos. 18 & 19 where it ends.
22 BR Begins in Furzeway at the end of Stone Bridge plantation and Stonebridge Lane and follows the western hedge of a meadow in a southerly direction until it reaches a gate at the southern end of the meadow leading on to Mellis Common north of Pountney Hall.
23 FP Begins on the east side of a meadow gate 200 yards east-south-east of Burfields farm buildings and takes a southerly course on the eastern side the field hedge following a farm cartway for 400 yards and a field boundary for a further 225 yards, and ends after crossing a hedge and ditch in the parish of Gislingham being a continuation of Northlands Lane.
24 FP Begins at a gate 200 yards east-south-east of Burfields farm buildings, junction with No. 23 and takes a course across a meadow towards these buildings, i.e. west-north-west and on reaching them turn more northerly to a gate and then across the next field to the opposite boundary in a northerly direction. Here the path meets another path in the parish of Rickinghall Superior after crossing a hedge and ditch.
25 FP Begins on the east side of a meadow gate 200 yards east-south-east of Burfields farm buildings, junction of Nos. 23 and 24 and takes a northerly course alongside the east side of a field hedge for 150 yards where it ends on the east side of another meadow path, junction with No. 27.
27 FP Begins at the entrance to Imple House Farm and goes in a westerly direction alongside a hedge for 125 yards through a gateway and then follows the northern boundary of the next field until it reaches a lane where it turns south along the lane. At the end of the lane it turns west along the northern boundary of the next field to a gateway. Through this gateway and then it follows the southern boundary of this field to another gateway in its south-western corner. It passes through this gateway and then follows a cartway in a westerly direction until it reaches a field gate. Through this gate it continues in a westerly direction across a meadow and ends at Burfields farm buildings at the junction with No. 25.
28 BY Stubbings Green. Commences where the metalled road ends near Stubbings Entry Farm and takes an easterly route until it crosses a bridge on to another road at the eastern end of Stubbings Green.
30 FP Begins at a gate on the north-eastern side of Furzeway opposite Green Way Lane and follows the hedge in a north-easterly direction and ends at the gate of a meadow about 400 yards from beginning at junction of Nos. 31 and 32.
31 FP Begins on the eastern side of the road half-way between Burgate Hall and Waveney Lodge and follows a route in a southerly direction to a field gate in the diagonally opposite corner of the meadow, junction with Nos. 30 and 32.
32 FP Begins on the eastern side of the road 100 yards north of the Kings Road and follows an easterly route alongside a hedge until it reaches the gate in the south-eastern corner of the field to junction with No. 30 and 31.
34 BY Stonebridge Lane, begins at south-east end of Furzeway and leads south easterly on to Mellis Common.
35 BY Furzeway, commencing where maintainable road ends and following a south-easterly route and terminating at the beginning of Stonebridge plantation and Stonebridge Lane.
36 FP Begins about half a mile from Burgate Little Green along the Gislingham Road at a point where the road turns sharply from south to west. The route crosses a field, passes through a hedge in a southerly direction and ends on the Burgate-Gislingham road at the gate of the second field north of Imple House.
37 FP Begins at Stubbings Entry Farm yard and travels from the entrance westerly for 50 yards and then southwards for 25 yards on to a meadow. Here the path turns south-west until it reaches a gateway in the south-western corner of the meadow when it turns south for 50 yards along the headland of another field. The path then turns west-south-west through a gateway and across the next field in the same direction until it crosses the parish boundary about 60 yds. from the further boundary of the field into Ringshall.
38 FP Begins at a gateway on the east side of Buggs Road opposite its junction with Scama Lane and goes north-east crossing a deep water course and another field until it reaches the edge of Burgate Wood when it turns north along the edge of the wood to a field gate in the north-east corner of the field. Here the path turns east along the northern boundary of the Wood and ends where it joins other paths, No. 3 at the north-east corner of the wood.
39 FP Begins at the Kings Head and goes in a west-north-westerly direction more or less following the edge of the Little Green until it reaches Buggs Road at its north-westerly corner.
40 BY Commencing at the junction with Byway 34 at Ordnance Survey British National Grid Reference (OSBNGR) 608,636mE 274,183mN and progressing, adjacent to the parish boundary with Mellis to the east, in a south south easterly direction for 84 metres to the Stone Bridge at the junction with the parish boundary with Mellis at osbngr 608,678mE 274,110mN.
Width: As shown by the solid boundary line and parish boundary on OS Map edition of 1886 scale 1:2500 sheets 25.13 and 36/01, varying between a minimum of 5.5 metres and a maximum of 7.5 metres
50 BY From Bugg's road running along Scama Lane : Firstly from Bugg's Road, , for a distance of approximately 340 metres to OS grid reference TM06937529 near the pond on the west side of the lane and then running along the western side of the watercourse, for a distance of approximately 85 metres to a bridge across the watercourse at OS grid reference TM06907522 and then from the bridge running along eastern side of the watercourse, for a distance of approximately 274 metres to the field boundary at OS grid reference TM06887502.
Width : 12 ft (measured by reference to the top of the eastern bank of the watercourse)