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

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No. Type Description
2 FP Lankestone. From junction of paths 4 and 5. E. along field hedge, over stile on to Green next to Elm Grove Farm to Cock Road.
3 FP From road in front of Elm Grove, eastwards across parish land to Cock Road by the Cock Inn.
4 FP Chapel Path, beginning on Stowmarket-Finningham Road next Chapel (stile gone) and going down field ditch eastwards over ditch to join paths Nos. 2 & 5.
5 FP At junction of Paths 4 and 2 running N.E. across field, over broken stiles, across 2 meadows and terminating at a Gate on to Road opposite Mill House.
6 FP From path junction of paths 7, 8 and 9 and in a S.E. direction in front of cottage, along field hedge over ditch and along another hedge on to Cotton Hill Road just N. of Brook Farm.
7 FP From road just N. of Trowel and Hammer, going N.E. down beside hedge into meadow and across it over footbridge, ending at path junction No. 6, 8 and 9 in front of Low Meadow Cottage.
8 FP From junction of Paths 6, 7 and 9 eastwards, along side of field ending in green accommodation lane, path No. 46.
9 FP Starts bottom Stony Hill past Low Meadow through Osier Ground (stile) to south-eastern corner of O.S. Field No. 434 and running in a westerly direction along the southern boundary of that field for a distance of 83 yards to Wickham Lane.
10 FP Starts at end of Dunnys Lane, Park Farm Road through to Wickham Lane.
11 FP Starts at Wickham Lane, westwards to its junction with Nos. 13 and 14.
12 BY Cotton Lane, starts at termination of unclassified road across railway on to Finningham-Stowmarket Road.
13 FP From Cotton Lane at OSGR 60659, 26812 to its junction with paths Nos. 11 and 14.
14 FP Starts corner Factory Field (east side) junction No. 11 past Black House, end top of Glebe, junction No. 15.
15 FP Commencing approximately 90 metres south of Finningham water tower grid reference TM 06456842 and running in a generally easterly direction along the southern boundary of field parcel TM 06684941 for approximately 100 metres and then in a north easterly and generally easterly direction round the disused pit for approximately 60 metres and then along the eastern boundary of the same field parcel in a generally northerly direction for approximately 50 metres to join Finningham footpath No 18 grid reference TM06636848.
Width: TM 06456842 to TM06636848: consolidated to a minimum width of 1.2 metres.
16 BR From its junction with paths 14 and 15 near the garden of Mill Cottage through field called the Glebe, ends at Ford on Wickham Lane.
Width: Cart way.
17 BR Starts near Ford, Wickham Lane, through Low Meadows, past Low Meadow Plantation to Wickham Road.
18 FP Starts Hempnall's Hall Meadow Gate, Dandy Corner, to grid reference TM07686803 and proceeding in a westerly direction for some 20 metres along the field edge passing to the north of the site of an old pond to a point some 6 metres east of a farm building then in a northerly direction for some 28 metres across a rough grass area keeping parallel to the farm building to join a track then in a north north easterly direction along the grass track following the line of the field boundary for some 42 metres then in a northerly direction along the field edge in OS parcel No. 7100 with a tree lined ditch to the west for some 271 metres then in a north easterly direction continuing along the field edge with an area of trees and scrub to the north for some 77 metres then for some 22 metres in an east south easterly direction beside a pond to grid reference TM07806840; thence through field to Wickham Skeith boundary.
Width: Start - TM07686803: Undefined TM07686803 - TM07806840:1.5 metres, clear of the ditch and boundary vegetation, and thence clear of boundary vegetation TM07806840 - end: Undefined
18A FP Starts Hempnall's Hall, Meadow Gate, Dandy Corner then to grid reference TM07756793 in OS parcel No. 5000 east of Dandy Corner and proceeding in a southerly direction for some 64 metres along a grass/earth track then continuing along the track in an east south easterly direction for some 215 metres to grid reference TM07956780.
Width - Start - TM07756793: Undefined TM07756793 - TM07956780: 1.5 metres running along the track on its western side, thence 1.5 metres running along the track on its southern side
19 FP From top of hill near Ford, Dandy Corner Road at grid reference TM07476801 and proceeding in a northerly direction along the eastern boundary of OS parcel no 4200 for some 60 metres to grid reference TM07476807, then skirting the edge of a pond in a north westerly and then northerly direction for some 51 metres to grid reference TM07456811, then following the northern boundary of OS parcel no 4200 in a generally westerly direction for some 128 metres to the U5226 road grid reference TM07336813.
Width - 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground.
21 FP Starts at Poplar Farm, Cotton Hills, through Meadow and field to path No. 46.
24 FP Commencing at grid reference TM07956780 at the termination point of the new route of Footpath No. 18A on a grass/earth track leading to Hempnalls Hall and proceeding in an east south easterly direction for some 48 metres then continuing in a southerly direction along the grass/earth track with a copse to the east for some 62 metres to grid reference TM08006773; thence continuing to Hempnall's Hall driveway.
Width: TM07956780 for 48 metres, 1.5 metres running along the track on its southern side then 1.5 metres running along the centre of the track clear of boundary vegetation to grid reference TM08006773.
25 FP Commencing at grid reference TM07636770 from the U5226 road and proceeding along a field boundary in an east south easterly direction with a hedge and ditch to the north for some 63 metres then turning to the north to grid reference TM07696769; thence into field and along the hedge, over stile into meadow and straight to grid reference TM07946763 at a junction with Cotton Footpath No 26;
Width : TM07636770 to TM07696769: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground. TM07696769 to end: Undefined
25A FP Commencing at grid reference TM07946761 at a junction with Cotton Footpath No 26 and proceeding in a generally easterly direction with a row of trees to the north for some 62 metres to grid reference TM08016760, then in a north easterly direction across a meadow for some 40 metres, then in an east north easterly direction for some 30 metres to join Cotton Footpath No 24 on a track some 5 metres to the south east of an electricity pole at grid reference TM08066764.
Width - 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground.
26 FP From path 25A to grid reference TM07906763 adjacent to and on the western side of a footbridge at a junction with Cotton Footpath no. 25 and proceeding along a field boundary in a southerly direction for some 75 metres to grid reference TM07906756, then along the field boundary in a south westerly direction for some 22 metres to grid reference TM07886754, then crossing a ditch in a south easterly direction into the adjacent field parcel and proceeding along a field boundary in a south westerly direction for some 149 metres to grid reference TM07786744, then along the field boundary in a south easterly direction for some 126 metres to a track leading to properties known as `The Chestnuts¿ and `Hempnalls Hall¿, then along the track in a westerly direction for some 7 metres to a junction with Cotton Footpath No 29 at grid reference TM07866734.
Width: Start - TM07906763 - TM07866734: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground.
Limitations: Footbridge at grid reference TM07886745
27 FP Commencing at grid reference TM07956736 at a junction with the route of Cotton footpath no 29 and proceeding in an east north easterly direction along the northern boundary of OS parcel no 0026 for some 227 metres to grid reference TM08166745; thence eastwards across meadow to join footpath 28.
Width: TM07956736 - TM08166745: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground TM08166745 - end: Undefined
28 FP From its junction with path 24 at Hempnall's hall in a S.E. direction to grid reference TM08136752 and proceeding in a generally southerly direction along a track for some 80 metres to a junction with Cotton Footpath No 27 at grid reference TM08166745; then recommencing from a junction with Cotton Footpath No 53 at grid reference TM08396736 in a S.E. direction to the parish boundary with Mendlesham.
Width: Start - TM08136752: Undefined TM08136752 - TM08166745: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground TM08166745 - TM08246743: Undefined
28A FP Commencing at grid reference TM08246743 at a junction with Cotton Footpath No 27 and proceeding in an easterly direction for some 6 metres, then in a southerly direction along a field boundary with a hedge and ditch to the west for some 75 metres to grid reference TM08236735, then in a south easterly direction across a field for some 168 metres to a point adjacent to the corner of OS parcel no 5337, then in a northerly direction along the field boundary for some 2 metres to join Footpath 28 at grid reference TM08396728.
Width -1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground
29 FP Starts at gateway to Hempnalls Hall private road thence to grid reference TM07866734 on a track leading to properties known as 'The Chestnuts' and 'Hempnalls Hall' and proceeding in a southerly direction across a grass verge for some 7 metres then following the northern boundary of OS parcel no 0026 for some 90 metres to a junction with the new route of Cotton Footpath No 27 at grid reference TM07956736.
Width:TM07866734 to TM07956736: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground.
30 FP Starts at road between cross roads and Brook Farm in easterly direction veering S.E. terminating at Mendlesham Road.
31 FP Begins at stile in meadow at a point about half way along path 30, proceeding almost due N. across field and along cottage garden hedge and out at a gate on the Hempnalls Hall Road.
32 FP From stile at junction of paths 30 and 31, eastwards across field joining path 33 below cottage garden.
33 FP Starts on Mendlesham Road roughly N. along a private drift through a gate into a field and along W. hedge joining path 32 and then passing in front of a pair of cottages onto the Hempnalls Hall Road.
35 FP Starting at a gateway along F.P. NO. 40 it goes E. across meadow, across Stonham Road, through a gateway along the hedges of two fields and out at gateway on to Lodge Lane south of Hayes Farm.
36 FP Starting at gateway on Stonham Road, it goes eastwards along field hedge out of gate and across three meadows through gates to join Wix Lane at Mendlesham parish boundary.
38 FP Beginning on Stonham Road at gateway opposite Red House Farm stack yard, it follows fence and parish boundary along the hedges of three fields across meadow to join up with Wix's Lane at its junction with path No. 36.
40 FP From grid reference TM06956633 at junction with F.P. No. 41 in field parcel TM0666/7934 generally south south east for some 8 metres then for some 220 metres in field parcel TM0766/0005 then generally south west for some 40 metres then generally south for some 152 metres then into field parcel TM0765/0005 for some 186 metres then generally west for some 87 metres, curving to the south west for some 16 metes to grid reference TM07066578; thence southwards along field hedges to join Hundred Lane at Gipping parish boundary.
Width: TM06956633 - TM07066578: Consolidated to a minimum width of 1.2 metres TM07066578 - end: Undefined
41 FP Starts at gateway just in Cotton Hall Lane in a N.E. direction along fences to grid
reference TM06906267, along the northern edge of field parcel TM0660/0005 generally north east for some 85 metres to grid reference TM06966632, then out by gateway on to Tuff's Road.
Width: Start - TM06906267: Undefined TM06906267 - TM06966632: Consolidated to a minimum width of 1.2 metres.
42 FP From the termination of the unclassified road at Cotton Hall Cottages along private road to farmyards through farm yard and along private roadway to join the Hundred Lane (Old Newton Parish).
43 FP South of Cotton Cross Junction in Swilltub Lane eastwards for length of two fields then N.E. across two meadows to join path 42 just south of Cotton Hall cottages.
44 FP Gateway, East side Stowmarket-Finningham Road opposite Sykes Bacton, due east across two fields and out on road by a gateway just south of three way road junction.
46 FP Top of Stoney Hill, Cotton, northwards along green accommodation lane to join public road to west at Park Farm.
47 FP Starting at entrance to yards at Willow Farm opposite to 29, southwards along private green lane to join Mendlesham-Cotton Road.
48 FP Commencing at grid reference TM07876920 at the parish boundary a junction with Wickham Skeith Footpath No 3 and proceeding in a south south easterly direction along the western boundary of OS parcel no 9311 for some 84 metres to a junction with Wickham Skeith footpath No 2 at grid reference TM07906912.
Width - 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground.
49 BY Commencing at the Gipping/Mendlesham parish boundary at grid reference 07756459 and progressing in a generally westerly direction down a gradual slope as a hedge/tree lined sunken lane between drains through field parcel no. 1967 following the northern side of the Gipping parish boundary and southern side of a hedgerow, passing over a culvert and up a slight incline for approximately 413 metres to a point adjacent to Gipping BR 5 at grid reference 07346467; continuing in the same direction up an incline as a natural surface track through field parcel no. 1967, following the northern side of the Gipping parish boundary and southern side of a drain, becoming a tree-lined lane for approximately 550 metres to the Old Newton parish boundary at grid reference 06806459; continuing in the same direction along a grass track following the northern side of the Old Newton parish boundary and southern side of a drain and hedgerow/trees for approximately 195 metres to Cotton FP 42 on a bend at grid reference 06626463; continuing in the same direction along a tarmacadam track following the northern side of the Old Newton parish boundary and southern side of field parcel no. 0003 passing under the electricity power line for approximately 325 metres to grid reference 06306463; changing to a generally west-south-westerly direction along the tarmacadam track following the northern side of the Old Newton parish boundary and the southern side of field parcel 0003, for approximately 400 metres to the U4606 road on a bend at grid reference 05966443.
Width: 07756459 - 06556463 : As shown by the parish and field boundary lines on Ordnance Survey Sheet 46/8 Scale 1:2500 (1904), varying between a minimum of 2 metres and a maximum of 12 metres. 06556463 - 05966443 : As shown by the field and parish boun
50 BY Commencing from a point adjacent to the Bacton Parish boundary at grid reference 06166557; and progressing in a general south-south-westerly up gradual incline along the eastern side of a grass hedge/tree lined sunken lane, to pass through a copse, following along between the eastern side of the Bacton parish boundary and western side of a drain and field parcel number 2952 for approximately 148 metres to a point adjacent to a pond at grid reference 06116543.
Width : As defined by the field and boundary lines on Ordnance Survey 1:2500 2nd edition 1904 (Sheet no. 46/7) as 1.22 metres between gird reference 06166557 and 06116543.
52 FP Commencing at grid reference TM07716896 from the U5225 road and proceeding in a south south easterly direction along the field edge with a hedge to the west for some 76 metres to the parish boundary, grid reference TM07756890.
Width - 1.5 metres clear of boundary vegetation.
53 FP Commencing at grid reference TM08476752 at the termination point of new Footpath No. 46 Wickham Skeith at the parish boundary and proceeding in a south south westerly direction along the field edge with a hedge and ditch to the east for some 180 metres to the junction with Footpath No. 28, grid reference TM08396736.
Width - 1.5 metres clear of the ditch and boundary vegetation.
54 FP Commencing at grid reference TM07906912 at a junction with the new route of Cotton Footpath No 48 and proceeding in a south south easterly direction along the western boundary of OS parcel no 9311 for some 110 metres to the U5225 road at grid reference TM07936901.
Width: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground
55 BR Commencing at the junction with the U5226 at OSBNGR 607,518mE267,588mN and progressing along a grass track between hedges and ditches on both boundaries in a generally south westerly direction for 459 metres and joining the U5227 at OSBNGR 607,314mE267,215mN.
Width: As shown on the National Grid Map ref.TM0667-0767 (Nov. 1979), varying between a minimum of 8 metres and a maximum of 23 metres.
56 BY Commencing at the junction with the U5220 at OSBNGR 607,963mE264, 835mN and progressing along a grass track initially to the east of Redhouse Farm buildings and adjacent to the Mendlesham parish boundary. In a generally south south westerly direction for 103 metres to a point at 607,933mE264, 736mN; changing to a generally south westerly direction and continuing with hedge and ditch on the western boundary and parish boundary on the eastern boundary for 243 metres and joining Cotton Byway 49 and Mendlesham Byway 66 at the parish boundary at OSBNGR 607,747mE264,590mN.
Width: As shown by the solid field boundary and the Mendlesham parish boundary on OS sheet 46/8 scale 1:2500 1884 edition, varying between a minimum of 6 metres and a maximum of 12 metres.