Beware the current operator of Risebridge Golf course has taken to locking the main gate in Risebridge chase and its my opinion that this is illegal because this is a public foot path, a by-way and a right of way, these gates were put up in Jack Barkers days without planning permission but up to now have not been padlocked, I will be taking the matter up with LBH
Proud to have been deleted but still not defeated by the Romford Maffia !
You may struggle with Havering and rights of way.They have not updated their maps in 21 years and so many rights of way have been lost it defies belief.I had to take a case to high court which cost a lot of money because Havering have not followed the regulations and kept up to date records.
No councillors would help and the police wont help as its private land even if it has a right of way.
If those gates have been up for 21 years they may have established ownership of the right of way even if they have never closed them.Just being there is enough.
We had a green which was maintained by the council but some one put up posts which made it look good after 20 years a builder claimed he had put them up and established ownership the council gave in to him and we only got the 6 foot right of way back but at great cost.
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
Let's hope not, but these days anything is possible.
Who would have thought that Oldchurch Hospital would become a housing estate, who would have thought that Harold Wood Hospital would become a concrete jungle and how many Hornchurch residents would have believed that St George's Hospital would have become a potential housing estate?
How many residents would have believed that Dunningford School would have been sold for housing?
Nothing is safe, nothing is sacred.
If you are considering selling a piece of land, the last thing you want is any 'rights of way' running through it.
Of course, there could be a myriad of reasons for restricting public access, hopefully Ian has got his eye on the ball. There may be concerns about security?
The manor of RISEBRIDGE lay south of Lower Bedfords Road, near the place where an ancient bridge carried that road over a tributary of the Bourne brook. (fn. 228) It appears to have originated in a 60-acre tenement which Peter of Romford granted in 1234 to Adam of Lincoln, in exchange for other lands. (fn. 229) Lincoln granted it in 1241 to William Dun, (fn. 230) who soon afterwards gave it to Hornchurch priory in free alms. (fn. 231) In 1315 it was alleged that Dun's gift had been intended as the endowment of a chantry in the parish church, and that the priory had misappropriated it, but the charge failed. (fn. 232) Risebridge subsequently descended with Hornchurch Hall and Suttons. (fn. 233) In the 17th and 18th centuries it was leased with the tithes from the northern wards of the parish, and was sometimes called Parsonage farm. (fn. 234) In 1846 it was a farm of 135 a. (fn. 235) New College, Oxford, sold it in 1925 to Mr. C. B. T. Hembry. (fn. 236) It seems to have been acquired later by Thomas England, the estate developer, whose widow, Mrs. E. S. England, sold it in 1969 to Havering L.B. (fn. 237) In 1976 Risebridge was a municipal golf course, and the farm-house, a mid-19th-century building, was in use as the club house.
I know with properties any rights of way are usually documented with Land Registry. It may be worth contacting them to see what restrictions and covenants are associated with this land.
You can do this online as long as you have the exact address and postcode, this may be difficult to find with a large piece of land.
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