Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: Aldenham 62 BW and St Stephen 9 BW - Munden Lane
Map showing Aldenham 62 bridleway
Annotated map reproduced courtesy of Googlemaps.
This route starts at School Lane, Bricket Wood, opposite St Stephen 8 and follows a defined track, fording the River Colne to Crab Lane (Aldenham 22) and Blackbirds Lane (Aldenham 82). It is currently recorded as a bridleway. (There is a footbridge at the side of the ford for walkers.)

At the time of the BHS 2022 Access Survey (9 Jan 22), there were three places where there were bridlegates and adjacent field gates across the path. The bridlegates all opened easily. The cattle grid that was present in the 1991 survey had been replaced with a field gate (right-hand side of photo 2).

Photograph of St Stephen 9

1. View from School Lane
Photo: Helen Taylor, 9 Jan 2022

Photograph of St Stephen 9

2. Bridlegate by side of field gate
Photo: Helen Taylor, 9 Jan 2022

Photograph of St Stephen 9

3. Heading generally eastwards
Photo: Helen Taylor, 9 Jan 2022

Photograph of St Stephen 9

4. River Crossing (Ford)
Photo: Helen Taylor, 9 Jan 2022

Photograph of Aldenham 62

5. View towards River from Aldenham 22 end
Photo: Helen Taylor, 9 Jan 2022

Photograph of Aldenham 62

6. Bridlegate at junction with Aldenham 22
Photo: Helen Taylor, 9 Jan 2022

Legal History
St Stephen 9 was labelled 'Munden Lane' on the 1838 tithe map of St Stephen.
20 Jun 1953: St Stephen 9 was recorded as bridleway on the original definitive map.
20 Jun 1953: Aldenham 62 was recorded as bridleway on the original definitive map following an objection (Obj 39b) at the draft map stage where it had been omitted.
31 Mar 2013: Application made to record restricted byway rights. HCC reference STA/140.
Definitive Statement (4 Dec 2015)
Path: [Aldenham] 62.  Status: BW.  Definitive Map sheet: 76
Commences at parish boundary at junction with BR9 (St. Stephen) thence E to join Restricted Byway 22 and Blackbirds Lane.

Path: [St Stephen] 9.  Status: BW.  Definitive Map sheet: 76
Commences at junction with county road (School Lane) opposite BR8 thence SE skirting NE boundary of Crab Wood and SW boundary of Four Acre Plantation thence SE to Parish boundary and towards Blackbirds Lane (Aldenham Parish).

© 2022 Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust. File reference: EC551.

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