Patchetts Green Bridleways Trust
 PG: OBJECTS: PROMOTION: St Stephen 7 BW
Map showing St Stephen 7 bridleway
Annotated map reproduced courtesy of Googlemaps.
This paths runs from Drop Lane (almost opposite bridleway St Stephen 10) to Smug Oak Lane.

At the time of the BHS 2022 Access Survey (6 Mar 22), one gate could be closed across the path, but it had a space to the side for riders. It ws signposted at each end and at the point where it had been diverted in 1982. The fingerpost at the Smug Oak Lane end needed to be made upright and the sign realigned with the path.

Photograph of St Stephen 7
Sign at Smug Oak Lane end
Photo: Helen Taylor, 6 March 2022
Photograph of St Stephen 7
View along path from Smug Oak Lane
Photo: Helen Taylor, 6 March 2022
Photograph of St Stephen 7
Signage where the path was diverted in 1982
Photo: Helen Taylor, 6 March 2022
Photograph of St Stephen 7
New (1982) route heading SE
Photo: Helen Taylor, 6 March 2022
Photograph of St Stephen 7
View NE along path near Drop Lane
Photo: Helen Taylor, 6 March 2022
Photograph of St Stephen 7
View N along path from Drop Lane
Photo: Helen Taylor, 6 March 2022

Legal History
The Council of the District of St Albans (Bridleway No 7 (Part of) Parish of St Stephen) Public Paths Diversion and Creation Order 1982 diverted the westernmost section of this path.
Definitive Statement (4 Dec 2015)
Path: [St Stephen] 7.  Status: BW.  Definitive Map sheet: 76
Commences at junction with Smug Oak Lane opposite junction with FP33 thence S through small wood thence SW to a junction with FP76 at TL 1424 0154 S of Ambassador College Estate to junction with Drop Lane at bend to south of Pumping Station.
Width: Minimum 12 feet (3.67m) between TL 1443 0182 and its junction with FP76, and minimum 8 feet (2.44m) between FP76 and Drop Lane.

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