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|PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: St Stephen 72 Byway - Job's Wood Path|
Byway 72 St Stephen (shown right in red) runs from Millhouse Lane, Bedmond, generally south west to a junction with bridleways 4 and 41.
This path is an old road, but St Albans City and District Council recorded it as a footpath in 1990. An application had to be made to ensure that riders were not prevented from using the route in the future, as the recording of a route as a footpath can make people think it is only a footpath.
The order to record the path was opposed and a public inquiry held, but the Inspector agreed with the application and confirmed the order.
A special acknowledgement is due to the British Horse Society for their work towards the recording of this bridleway.
Sketch plan of route
The City and District of St Albans (St Michael's and St Stephen's Parishes) Modification Order 1990 added this path to the definitive map as a footpath.
The City and District of St Albans (Byway 72 St Stephen) Modification Order 1995 (confirmed 2000) changed the depiction of this path on the definitive map from footpath to byway.
Definitive Statement (19 Apr 2010)
Path: [St Stephen] 72. Status: BOAT DM sheet: 76
Commences from Millhouse Lane (county road), Bedmond (at TL 1060 0365) thence generally southwestwards to a junction with BR4 and BR41 St Stephen (at TL 1046 0346).
Width: Varies between 8.2m and 10m as shown hatched on the plan annexed to the City and District of St Albans (Byway 72 St Stephen) Modification Order 1995.
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