Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: South Mimms 76 (previously Potters Bar 76)
South Mimms 76
HCC Webmap extract
This route runs from Brookside (public road) to South Mimms 24 bridleway. It includes a stream crossing.

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BHS PGBTAt the time of the Patchetts Green Riding Club's 1991 ARROW survey for the British Horse Society, Potters Bar 24 BW was a cul-de-sac on the definitive map. Evidence suggested that it should have continued to meet Blackhorse Lane in South Mimms village, but a definitive map modification order aplication would taken many years to be processed.

An approach was made to the Hertsmere Borough Council, who owned the adjacent land. They agreed to dedicate a bridleway on their land, and this was completed in 1996. They also agreed to make two orders: a creation order to establish rights from the bridleway they had created on their own land to Potters Bar 24, and a second order to move Potters Bar 24 to be a field edge path instead of being an unhelpful distance away from the field edge. The land agent for the owners agreed not to contest the creation order provided the diversion was achieved.

After the orders had been made, but before they were confirmed, the land agent changed. The new agent objected to both orders. The Council sat tight. It sent the creation order to the Secretary of State for confirmation. However, before it was considered by an Inspector, the land agent changed again, and the new one withdrew the objections. The Secretary of State then confirmed the creation order, and Hertsmere confirmed the diversion order. The result is that there is now a through route from Swanland Road, under the A1(M), to South Mimms village.

Legal History
18 Jan 1996: Part dedicated by the Hertsmere Borough Council.
The Hertfordshire County Council (Potters Bar 76) Legal Event Modification Order 1999 added this path to the definitive map.
Remainder created by The Hertsmere Borough Council (Bridleway 24 Potters Bar) Public Path Creation Order 1995 (confirmed 5 Feb 2001)
The Hertfordshire County Council (Potters Bar 76) Legal Event Modification Order 2001 added this path to the definitive map.
Definitive Statement (5 May 15)
Path: [South Mimms] 76.  Status: Bridleway  Definitive Map sheet: 78
Commences from TL 2235 0152, at junction with BR24 & FP30, thence generally S to TL 2235 0151 thence generally WSW to TL 2226 0148, thence generally SW to TL 2222 0144 thence generally S, fording Catherine Bourne, to county road at Brookside at TL 2219 0142.
Width: 4 metres
Limitations: A gate not less than 5 feet (1.53m) wide at TL 2219 0142 close to junction with Brookside.

© 2021 Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust. File reference: EP002/ED067.