Westborough and Dry Doddington, Stubton and Claypole DMMO 307


  • DMMO: Definitive Map Modification Order 
  • BOAT: Byway Open to All Traffic

Summary: To upgrade to byway open to all Traffic (BOAT) Claypole public bridleway 8 and Stubton Roads Used as public paths 5 and 6, and to add a BOAT in Westborough and Dry Doddington.

DMMO number: DMMO 307 (LLC Link)

Intended effect of the application: Upgrade of Claypole Public Bridleway 8 and Stubton Roads Used as Public Paths (RUPPs) 5 and 6 to BOAT, and addition of BOAT in Westborough and Dry Doddington between the south-easternmost end of Stubton RUPP 6 and Clensey Lane

Grid references for start and end of claimed route: SK854488 to SK870477

Principal cities, towns, villages near claimed route: Claypole, Newark on Trent (Notts)

Parish: Claypole, Stubton, Westborough and Dry Doddington

District South: Kesteven

Applicant’s name: Alec Hill

Applicant’s address: 17 Burton Road, Heckington, Sleaford, NG34 9QR

Date of application: 19 March 2006

Council officer: Senior Definitive Map Officer


Council telephone number: 01522 782070

Council email: countryside_access@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Date of council’s decision: 2 July 2021

Outcome and reasons for the decision: Claypole Public Bridleway 8 is recorded in the 1771 Claypole Inclosure Award as a 60ft wide public highway called ‘Hough Road’ for ‘all persons to pass and repass on foot, horseback and with cattle and carriages’.  The route subject to the application is consistently shown in historical maps as a ‘road’ or ‘lane’, and it is recorded as a public highway in the ownership of the Surveyors of Highways in the 1845 Boston, Newark and Sheffield Railway Plan.  In taking into account the statutory extinguishment of unrecorded public motor-propelled vehicular rights by the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”), this evidence is sufficient to reasonably allege the existence of a restricted byway between Stubton Restricted Byway 6 and Clensey Lane and over Claypole Public Bridleway 8, save the part which passes over the East Coast Main Line which vehicular rights were stopped up by the London and North Eastern Railway Act 1937, to warrant the making of a definitive map modification order.  Stubton Restricted Byways 5 and 6 will be included in the order as documentary evidence when considered with the statutory extinguishment of public motor-propelled vehicular rights by the 2006 Act shows that they are already of the correct classification.

Date modification order made: 5 January 2022

Completed: No

Documents: (Direct Links to LLC website).

Below are Three other similar DMMO’s:

  • Westborough and Dry Doddington and Stubton – DMMO 306
  • Westborough and Dry Doddington, Stubton – DMMO 563
  • Westborough and Dry Doddington – DMMO 738