Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: St Stephen Millhouse Lane
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Map showing the Millhouse Lane track
Annotated map reproduced courtesy of Googlemaps.
This route (shown in orange) runs from Millhouse Lane, near Millhouse Farm, generally southeastwards or eastwards to Searches Lane. Within living memory it was in use properly as a road, but it fell into disuse by motor vehicles.
BHS PGBTAs part of the British Horse Society's work to record paths before Path Extinguishment Day, it was spotted that this section of Millhouse Lane did not look like a road on the ground and hence needed to be recorded before it was forgotten. The historical evidence showed a continuous route, so an application was made in 2003 to record the gap.

If you have ridden the route, please download a user evidence form and then follow the instructions and return the form to us. It only takes a few minutes to fill in (the whole form fits on one side of a piece of A4 paper). If you have any other questions, please email us.

This is a good example of 'perfectly obvious paths' that would become unrecordable by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 if an application had not been made in time.

Legal History
Not recorded on the original (1953) definitive map.
28 Jul 2003: Application made to record byway status. (HCC ref. STA/93)
28 Jun 2018: Application made to the Secretary of State to direct Hertfordshire County Council to determine the application. (FPS/M1900/14D/14) Direction granted.
17 Mar 2020: Hertfordshire County Council advise that they have started to investigate this application.

© 2021 Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust. File reference: EC200.