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Definitive Statement of Public Rights of Way for Mendlesham 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 Wimble Lane. Commences from the unclassified road 200 yards east of the railway crossing, eastwards to Hoggar's Road (unclassified).
2 FP No name. From Elders Lane to Cotton parish boundary.
4 FP Commences from Cotton Road (Class III) northwards across two fields Boundary Farm to the parish boundary with Cotton to join the footpath leading to Hempnall's Farm in that parish.
5 FP Commences at Chapel Road up Whitehouse drive and continues up one meadow and one field to Wickham Skeith boundary.
6 FP Along S.E. boundary of O.S. 132 and N.E. boundary of O.S. 138 for 630 feet to the junction of O.S. Fields Nos. 133, 138 and 116 and then in a north-westerly direction for approximately 62 metres to the most western corner of O.S. Field No. 133, then in a north-easterly direction along the most western headland of O.S. Fields Nos. 133 and 115 for approximately 275 metres, then in a north-westerly direction along the southern headland of O.S. Field No. 113 for approximately 87 metres to its western corner, then in a north-easterly direction along its most northern headland for approximately 137 metres to its northern corner and then in a south-easterly direction along its most eastern headland for approximately 30 metres to Thwaite parish boundary.
Width 1.2 metres for approximately last 591 metres.
10 FP Chalk Road. Commences at TM 11416414, Babbs Lane in a generally E.N.E. direction for approx. 230m. to TM 11626423; thence across one meadow and field and terminates on main Ipswich/Norwich Road.
Width: TM 11416414 to TM 11626423: minimum of 1.5 metres TM 11626423 to end: Undefined
11 FP Commences at Tan Office Lane runs eastwards north of Poplar Farm to main Norwich Road.
12 FP Commences at Green Lane 200 yards east of Tan Office runs southwards towards Waltham Hall to the parish boundary with Little Stonham.
13 FP Commences at a point 300 yards west of Tan Office on the unclassified road, turns east at Westwood Hall where it joins with No. 12 at Stonham boundary west of Waltham Hall.
14 BR Tan Office path. From the northern end of the unclassified road at Tan Office northwards to the unclassified road at Oak Farm.
14A FP From Tan Office path runs south of Oak Farm north-eastwards to TM 11196400 thence in a N. direction for approx. 70m. in a N. direction to TM 11196407 then in a generally E.N.E. direction for approx. 224m. to TM 11416414 at Babbs Lane.
Width: Start - TM 11196400: Undefined TM 11196400 - TM 11416414: minimum of 1.5 metres
15 FP From G.Ref. TM 11416414 following west and north along Babbs Lane for approx. 300m. to G.Ref. TM 11226435 on Babbs Lane then 15m and 150m. in a N.N.W. direction to G.Ref. TM 11176449 and then for a further 170m, approx, then in a generally N.W. direction for 40m along the existing path to G. Ref. TM 11096468 then in a generally W. direction for approx. 78m. to G.Ref TM 11026466 by the junction of Wash Lane with Oak Farm Lane.
Width: Minimum width of 1.5 metres
16 FP Commencing from road just north of Oak Farm Cottages, runs south westwards to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10976440 and proceeding in a south south westerly direction along a field boundary for some 32 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10966437 then continuing along the field boundary in a southerly direction for some 45 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10976433 then passing on the north western side of an electricity pole and in a west south westerly direction along the field boundary for some 134 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10846429 then crossing into a field parcel to the south and continuing in a west south westerly direction along the northern boundary of the field adjacent to and on the southern side of a ditch for some 105 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10746426 then in a southerly direction for some 79 metres first passing to the east of a pond in the corner of the field parcel and then along the field boundary to join Mendlesham Footpaths Nos 17 and 21 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10736419.
Width: Start - TM10976440: Undefined TM10976440 - TM10736419: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground.
17 FP Commencing at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10816382 at a junction with Mendlesham Footpath No 19 then crossing a culvert in a northerly direction and proceeding along the western boundary of a field adjacent to and on the eastern side of a ditch for some 375 metres first in a northerly direction and then in a north north westerly direction to a junction with Mendlesham Footpaths Nos 16 and 21 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10736419.
Width: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground.
18 FP Commencing at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10986382 at a junction with Mendlesham Footpath No 19 and proceeding in an easterly direction along a path separating two field parcels for some 150 metres to join Mendlesham Bridleway No 14 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM11136381.
Width: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground.
19 FP Mendlesham Green Path. Commencing at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10986382 at a junction with Mendlesham Footpath No 18 and proceeding in a westerly direction along a path separating two field parcels for some 86 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10896382 then continuing in a westerly direction on the south side of a hedge for some 85 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10816382; thence follows field boundaries in a generally south-westerly direction to join footpaths Nos. 20 and 31.
Width: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground between Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10986382 to TM10816382
20 FP Continues from No. 19 northwards through two fields and one meadow at Grove Farm and joins Nos. 21 and 29.
Width: Narrow path for one person.
21 FP Continues from No. 20 and No. 29 across two fields at Grove Farm towards Ashes Farm and joins No. 16 and No. 17.
Narrow path for one person.
Width: Narrow path for one person.
22 FP Continues from Nos. 20 and 21 along Grove Farm drive northwards to Wash Lane.
23 FP Continues from Nos. 20 and 21 along Grove Farm drive northwards to Wash Lane.
24 FP No name. Continues from Nos. 22 and 23 across one field on Vicarage Farm to junction at No. 26.
25 FP No name. Continues from Nos. 24 and 26 across field to Whitings Farm, then turns westwards to link up with footpath No. 27.
26 FP Continues from No. 25 across one field to field on Kersey's Farm terminating at junction with 27 and 28.
Width: Was narrow path.
27 FP No name. Commences at Stowmarket Road at cartway to Whitings Farm across one field and continues north to Nos. 26 and 28.
28 FP Continues from No. 27 across one field and terminates at Denter's Hill Farm.
29 FP No name. Commences at main Road (Kersey's Corner) across one meadow and two fields towards Whitings Farm, continues through two fields to Grove Farm to No. 21.
Width: Narrow path.
30 FP Green Path. Commences at Tan Office across three fields to meadow at Fir Tree Farm; at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10356345 proceeding in a southerly direction along the eastern boundary of Ordnance Survey field parcel No 3046 adjacent to and on the western side of a ditch for some 71 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10346338; and joins No 32.
Width: Narrow path. Width: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground between Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10356345 and TM10346338.
31 FP Green path. Commencing at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10356345 from a junction with Mendlesham Footpath No 30 and proceeding in a northerly direction along the eastern boundary of Ordnance Survey field parcel No 3046 for some 11 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10356347; northwards across meadow (Fir Tree Farm); at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10356355 and proceeding in an easterly direction for some 7 metres to Ordnance Survey grid referenceTM10366355 then in a northerly direction along the eastern boundary of a field for some 64 metres to join Mendlesham Footpaths Nos 19 and 20 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10376361.
Width: Narrow path. 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground from Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10356345 to TM10356347, and from Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10356355 to TM10376361.
32 FP Green Path. Commencing at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10346338 from a junction with part of Mendlesham Footpath No 30 and proceeding in a westerly direction along the southern boundary of Ordnance Survey field parcel No 3046 for some 82 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10266337 then in a northerly direction along the western boundary of Ordnance Survey field parcel No 3046 for some 28 metres to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10256339 then crossing into Ordnance Survey field parcel No 0049 and in a generally westerly direction along the southern boundary of Ordnance Survey field parcel No 0049 for some 257 metres to the northern edge of a ditch at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10006338; continuing towards Fir Tree Farm and terminates at Forge Yard, Mendlesham Green.
Width: 1.5 metres running on levelled, consolidated and unobstructed ground between Ordnance Survey grid reference TM10346338 and TM10006338.
33 FP Commences on Class III road near the Green Man Inn, Mendlesham, runs south to join old Hundred Lane on parish boundary with Earl Stonham.
Width: 3ft. wide.
34 FP Commences at main road at Cake's Farm, runs direct south to Old Hundred Lane.
Width: 3ft. wide.
35 BR Old Hundred Lane. Commences where the Stonham boundary leaves the Hundred Lane to where the Stonham boundary meets Hundred Lane again and continues along the parish boundary with Stowupland to Palgrave Farm.
36 FP Commences at main entrance to Cake's Farm and continues in a southerly direction to meet the Hundred Lane.
37 FP Commences at main entrance to Cake¿s Farm to TM 09496319 thence in a W.N.W. direction for approx. 30m. to TM 09456320 then S.W. for approx. 40m. to TM 09436317; and continues in a southerly direction to meet the Hundred Lane.
Width: Start - TM 09496319 : Undefined TM 09496319 - TM 09436317: a minimum of 1.5 metres TM 09436317 - End: Undefined
38 FP Commences at junction of 36 and 37 and proceeds in southerly direction to Palgrave Farm and terminates at Hundred Lane.
39 FP Starts at Palgrave Farm, northwards to Coy Hill.
40 FP Commences opposite bungalow on Stowmarket Road to Red House Farm, Hoggars Road.
41 FP No name. Opposite Red House Farm on Cotton Road (Lambert's Lane) to Wimble to junction Nos. 42 and 43.
42 FP No name. Continuation of 41 to junctions 45 and 46.
43 FP Carries on from 41 westwards to parish boundary near Grange Farm, Gipping.
45 FP Name not known. Commences at junction of 42 and 46, crosses railway to parish boundary with Cotton and follows boundary for a short distance to the unclassified road east of Redhouse Farm.
Width: Narrow path.
46 FP Leads from junction of paths 42 and 45, to Lambert's Lane.
Width: Narrow path.
47 FP From Hoggar's Road (unclassified) opposite F.P.No. 1 (Wimble Lane) eastwards to Whiteup's Lane.
Width: Narrow path.
48 FP Commences on the northern side of the unclassified Middlewood Green road at the south-western corner of O.S. Field No.519 and runs in a northerly direction along the paved path on the western boundary of the Council houses for a distance of 43 yards, continuing northerly and terminating at the allotments - junction O.S. Nos. 49 and 50.
49 FP Commences at Path 50 (Mendlesham Green) and proceeds in a westerly direction till it meets paths 51 and 52.
50 FP Commences at allotments at junction of paths 48 and 49 and proceeds northerly and then eastward to meet the main road opposite Fir Tree Farm.
51 FP Commences on main road opposite Green Farm and proceeds in a north-easterly direction to west of Willow Farm to meet the main road at Kersey's Cottage.
52 FP Commences on main road opposite Green Farm and proceeds in a north-easterly direction to west of Willow Farm to meet the main road at Kersey's Cottage.
53 FP From Hobbie's Corner westwards via Mendlesham Hall to Old Farm Road (unclassified).
54 FP From Hall Road north-westwards to join up with No. 55 which joins Mendlesham Lodge Drive.
55 FP Commences on Cotton Road at beginning Lodge drive and continues across meadow to Lodge Cottage and on to Meadow toward Mendlesham Hall to junction 54.
56 FP Retting Pit. Commences Mill Road near Retting Pit Pond extends along three fields and finishes about 50 yards to south west of Poplar Farm on to Cotton Road.
57 FP Park Meadows. Commences in Church Road, Mendlesham between Churchyard and cemetery, proceeds to the western corner of O.S. Field No. 208 and runs in a northeasterly direction along the northern hedge of OS field No 208 and 202 for a distance of approximately 300 metres to the most northern corner of O.S. field No. 202 at grid reference TM10856586. The path then recommences at grid reference TM10916584 and proceeds in front of The Manor Garden and terminates on Brockford Road opposite Buces Farm Road.
Width 1.2 metres between western corner of O.S. Field No. 208 and the eastern boundary of O.S. Field No. 202.
58 FP Park Meadows. Commences near Stulps watering at the north-eastern corner of O.S. Field No. 272 and proceeds in a western then southern direction along the northern boundaries of O.S. Fields Nos. 272 and 271 continuing due west to Stowmarket Road and terminating near the school.
Width 4 feet for first 325 metres.
59 BY Elden's Lane. Commences at Lamberts Road about 20 yards west of Railway, continues north to the unclassified road south of Wick's Farm in Potter's Lane.
Width: 6 yards wide.
60 BR Potter's Lane. Commences at the north end of the unclassified road at Wick's Farm, continues north to Mendlesham/Cotton Road, via Potter's Farm.
Width: 6 to 8 yards wide.
61 BY From the end of metalled section of Hobbies Lane (U5214). To the junction of Station Road (C566) with Wash Lane (U5233). Commencing at the southern end of the metalled section of Hobbies Lane and proceeding in a southerly direction along the eastern side of the hedgerow to its junction with Path 62 and then proceeding in an easterly direction along the south side of the ditch to the boundary then along the boundary of the Maltings to Wash Lane.
62 BY Whiteup's Lane. Commences at Stowmarket Road, west of Kersey's Farm, continues north to join Hubbies Lane, about 300 yards along the lane it branches east and terminates at Stowmarket Road near Denter's Hill Farm.
Width: Approximately 6 yards wide.
64 BR Bluehouse Lane. Commences at Hill Farm Road, continues east to the aerodrome and continues north east to terminate at main Norwich-Ipswich Road.
65 RB Green Lane. Commences at Tan office and continues east to terminate on main Norwich-Ipswich Road.
Width: Approximately 6-8 yards wide.
66 BY Commencing at the junction of a tarmacadam track and the northern end of Mendlesham BR 35 adjacent to Palgrave Farm at grid reference 08876290 and progressing in a generally north-north-westerly direction across a strip of grass land along the western side of the hedgerow and Palgrave Farm and then passing through field parcel no. 8100 down a slope following the western side of a drain and eastern side of the Gipping parish boundary along a natural surface sunken lane to cross the River Gipping, up an incline through field parcel no. 6123, following the western side of a hedgerow and drain and eastern side of the Gipping parish boundary for approximately 528 metres to the southern side of the U5219 road at grid reference 08546331. Recommencing on the northern side of the U5219 road at grid reference 08546332, changing to a generally north north-westerly direction, crossing a drain, following along the western edge of field parcel no. 4061 and eastern side of the Gipping parish boundary for approximately 446 metres to a point adjacent to the western corner of field parcel no. 4061 at grid reference 08296368; continuing through field parcels nos 4200 and 3400 to a pond at the southern corner of field parcel no. 0001 at grid reference 08026392 and progressing in a generally north westerly direction following along the southern edge of field parcel no. 0001 and northern side of the Gipping parish boundary for approximately 57 metres to grid reference 07986395; changing to a generally north north-westerly direction and following the western edge of field parcel no. 0001 and eastern side of the Gipping parish boundary, continuing up a slight incline across field parcel no. 0001 for approximately 283 metres to Mendlesham FP 43, then crossing a drain on level ground at grid reference 07896422; continuing in the same direction along the western edge of field parcel no. 0054 following the eastern side of a hedgerow, passing Gipping FP 9, continuing in the same direction along the eastern side of a hedgerow for approximately 253 metres to grid reference 07796445; becoming a hedge lined sunken lane and continuing through parcel no. 7961, following the eastern side of the Gipping parish boundary and the western side of a hedgerow for approximately 145 metres to a point adjacent to a pond at the Cotton parish boundary at grid reference 07756459.
Width: Grid Reference 08876290 to Grid Reference 08546331 : As shown between the parish and field boundaries on Ordnance Survey Sheet 46/12 Scale 1:2500 (1904), varying between a minimum of 2 metres and a maximum of 7 metres. Grid Reference 08546332 to
67 BY Commencing at the junction with the U5220 at Ordnance Survey British National Grid Reference
(OSBNGR) 607,963mE264,835mN and progressing along a grass track initially adjacent to footpath 45 to the east and the Cotton parish boundary to the west, 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 eastern boundary and the parish boundary on the western 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 Cotton 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.
68 FP Commencing at grid reference TM10856586 from the route of Mendlesham Footpath No 57 and proceeding in a north westerly direction for approximately 5 metres crossing into OS parcel No 7400 to grid reference TM10856587, then in an east north easterly direction along the southern boundary of OS parcel No 7400 for approximately 25 metres adjacent to and on the north western side of a hedgerow to grid reference TM10876588, then in a north north westerly direction for approximately 12 metres along the eastern boundary of OS parcel No 7400 adjacent to and on the south western side of a hedgerow to grid reference TM10866589, then in a north easterly direction for approximately 7.5 metres crossing a grassed field edge to join a track at a junction with Footpath No 69 at grid reference TM10876589, then in a generally south easterly direction for approximately 170 metres along the track to join the C566 road at grid reference TM10986577.
Width: varying between 2.8 metres and 3.5 metres between grid reference TM10876589 and grid reference TM10986577; elsewhere 1.5 metres.
Limitations: Private vehicular rights exist between grid reference TM10876589 and grid reference TM10986577.
69 FP Commencing at grid reference TM10596642 from the route of Mendlesham Footpath No 6 and proceeding in a generally south easterly direction for approximately 414 metres along a track to grid reference TM10876612, then in a south westerly direction for approximately 91 metres along the track to grid reference TM10806606, then in an east south easterly direction for approximately 71 metres along the track to grid reference TM10866602, then in a generally southerly direction for approximately 133 metres to join the route of Mendlesham Footpath No 68 at grid reference TM10876589.
Width: varying between 2.8 metres and 3.5 metres.
Limitations: Private vehicular rights