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Definitive Statement of Public Rights of Way for Finningham Parish (Mid 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 FP No Name. Starts at a point approximately 10 yards from the termination of path No. 3 on the Walsham-Finningham Roads, proceeds across two meadows and continues by the edge of cultivated land to the parish boundary at Westhorpe where it enters a meadow.
2 FP Starts at a point on the western side of Rob Hall corner, 158 yards from the junction of the Walsham, Rickinghall and Finningham Roads and continues southwards to the Westhorpe parish boundary.
3 FP Jay's Meadow. Starts at a point at the west end of the Back Road. Gislingham meadow footpath, point of termination, the Walsham and Rickinghall Roads, Finningham.
Width: Sufficiently wide for two people to walk side by side.
4 FP Point of commencement at the back of farm buildings in conjunction with path No. 1 crossing a meadow and skirting the orchard and entering a cultivated field, thence continues along the edge until Ordnance Survey grid reference TM05637017 and proceeding in a south south easterly direction for some 85 metres to a junction with Finningham Footpath No 5 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM05677010.
Width: Sufficiently wide for two people to walk side by side on the meadow; 1.5 metres between OSGR TM05637017 & TM05677010.
5 FP Commencing at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM05947050 from the B1113 road and proceeding in a south south westerly direction for some 493 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM05677009 then in a north westerly direction for some 4 metres into a neighbouring field parcel to a junction with Finningham Footpath No 4 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM05677010 then in a south south westerly direction for some 207 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM05576991 then in a south westerly direction for some 109 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM05506983 then in an easterly direction along the field boundary south of a ditch for some 62 metres to the eastern field boundary at grid reference TM05566982 then in a southerly direction along the eastern field boundary with a hedge and ditch to the east for some 354 metres to the new termination point of Westhorpe footpath no. 6 at the parish boundary at grid reference TM05566947.
Width: Start ¿ 1.5 metres between OSGR TM05947050 and TM05506983; 1.5 metres clear of the ditch and boundary vegetation between TM05496983 - TM05566947.
6 FP Commencing on a footbridge at the parish boundary from a junction with Westhorpe Footpath No 23 and proceeding in an east north easterly direction for some 2 metres crossing the footbridge then in an east south easterly direction for some 7 metres then in a generally east north easterly direction for some 237 metres then crossing a footbridge to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM05826946 then proceeding in a south south easterly direction for some 80 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM05846938 then in a generally easterly direction for some 180 metres to join the existing route at a junction with Finningham Footpath No 24 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM06026939, then along edge of cultivate land and ends at point of termination on Saracon's Hill.
Width - 1.5 metres from junction with Westhorpe Footpath 23 to TM06026939
7 BR "Jenny's Lane". Starts at a point on the Gislingham Road at the top of the hill known as "Jenny's Hill" continues along and between cultivated land, thence on to Jenny's Grove and ends where a footpath enters a field to the right and enters Jenny's Lane beyond the Grove and ends where it terminates at the Walsham Road.
8 FP Close by the boundary on the Gislingham Road starting through a meadow gate 64 yards to the first fieldgate, thence across second field to the centre of the hedge on the edge of Jenny's Lane 317 yards.
9 FP Name of path unknown. Point of commencement Finningham boundary line. The path runs at a right angle to path No. 8 and is 56 yards to the junction of path No. 8 and enters Jenny's Lane, path No. 8 from this point is 74 yards to the junction.
10 BR Starts in "Keep off Lane" at railway crossing in a northerly direction for an approximate distance of 150 yards to the parish boundary with Gislingham.
Width: 3ft. wide.
11 FP Commencing at grid reference TM07586943 from the U5207 road and proceeding in a generally easterly direction through a wooded area for some 101 metres to grid reference TM07686944, then crossing a watercourse and continuing in a generally easterly direction for some 121 metres to the north side of C569 road at grid reference TM07806945.
Recommencing on the south side of the C569 road at grid reference TM07806944 and proceeding in a south westerly direction for some 3 metres, then in a south south easterly direction along the western boundary of OS parcel no 8338 for some 140 metres to a junction with Wickham Skeith Footpath 3 at the parish boundary grid reference TM07846931.
Width - 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground
Limitations: Footbridge at grid reference TM07686944
12 BR "Low Meadows". Starts at the point of path No. 11, but continues down the drift for about 50 yards approximately, continues over meadowland and terminates at the boundary line.
Width: Sufficiently wide for two people to walk side by side.
13 FP Church path. Starts at a point on the western side of the Green, approximately 25 yards north of the White Horse public house, across the Green and ends at the Churchyard.
Width: 3-4 ft.
14 FP "Church Meadow". Starts at a point on the northern side of the road from Finningham to Wickham Skeith, about 50 yards from the corner and is opposite Church Farm. Runs north-west for 64 metres, then in a northerly direction for approximately 10 metres to the northern boundary of O.S. Field No. 267, then in a westerly direction for 50 metres to the north-western corner of that field, where it enters into the churchyard.
Width: 1.2 metres wide.
15 BR Village Green. Starts at a point on the eastern side of the Post Office about 75 yards east — the White Horse public house, continues along the edge of Green Farm and thence to the Church, thence northwards along the western boundary of the Churchyard to the County Road near the Rectory, these paths across the Green continue through the Churchyard.
Width: 4ft. and over.
16 FP Starts at a point on the eastern side of the Post Office, about 50 yards from the White Horse public house, continues along the edge of cultivated land, thence through to Mill Lane and ends where it enters the boundary line.
Width: Varies between 18 inches to 2 1/2 ft.
17 BY Mill Lane. Starts at a point on the Southern side of Green Lane, about 75 yards in the Station Road to a point at Grid reference 0670 6872.
Width: Approximately 8 feet wide.
17X BR Mill Lane. From Grid reference 0670 6872 ending at the Railway Bridge, at the junction with Path 18.
Width: Approximately 8 feet wide.
18 FP Starts at a point, railway bridge of Mill Lane, continues south along the top edge of the railway and ends at the boundary line.
3-4ft.
19 BR Mill Lane. Continues at the point where path No 17 ends at the Railway Bridge, and continues 30 to 40 yards to the parish boundary.
Width: Approximately 8 feet wide
20 BY Commencing from a point by the saddlers shop approximately 50 yards south of the White Horse Inn and continuing in a westerly direction by the edge of allotments and cultivated land with some cottages and terminating on the road leading from Saracens Hill past Topcroft Farm.
21 FP Hill Field. Starts at a point in Westhorpe Road, opposite a bungalow about 50 yards east of the point "Shorters End", continues over a cultivated field and enters Green Lane.
Path is approximately 127 yards from Westhorpe Road, to the Green Lane.
Width: Wide enough for two people to walk side by side.
22 BY Baileys Lane. Starts at a point by The Ford on the corner of Gislingham Road and Stowmarket Road, continues along the edge of cultivated land and under a railway bridge to grid reference TM 0731 6966 and progressing in an east south easterly direction following the line of the hedge and bank of the stream for 272 metres; changing to an easterly direction for 30 metres to the U5207 road at grid reference TM 0758 6955.
Width: Start - TM 0731 6966 : approximately 8 feet TM 0731 6966 - TM 0758 6955: 3.5 metres
24 FP Commencing on the B1113 at OS grid ref TM06546953 and progressing along a track, hedged on the southern boundary, in a westerly direction for 141 metres to a point at OS grid ref TM06406951; changing to a generally west south westerly direction and continuing within a field, hedged on the northern boundary, for 285 metres to a point at OS grid ref TM06166938; continuing within another field, hedged on the northern boundary, in a generally west south westerly direction for 38 metres to a point at OS grid ref TM06126937; changing to a west north westerly direction and continuing, through the hedge, into another field for 55 metres; changing a generally west south westerly direction for 57 metres and north of a hedge and north of a pond and joining FP6 at OS grid ref TM06026939.
Width: 1.5 metres
26 FP A short section of path along the southern boundary of the churchyard.
49 FP