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Re: Depiction of public roads on old series O/S 1inch maps

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  • Brian Sussex
    The issue of public roads as depicted on current OS maps is interesting. The Definitive Maps for Devon are held by the PRoW unit in the Environment Directorate
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 1, 2002
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      The issue of public roads as depicted on current OS maps is
      interesting. The Definitive Maps for Devon are held by the PRoW unit
      in the Environment Directorate and only show (in Devon at least)
      BOATs, bridleways and footpaths whereas there is a huge network of
      unsealed UCRs (which very definitely have public vehicular rights)in
      Devon which are only available to check currently in the Chief
      Executive's Directorate on paper maps in the "Land Charges" unit.

      The very latest Explorer and Landranger maps now show these roads at
      almost 100% accuracy. The Landranger's magenta-dotted ORPAs have
      shown up these unsealed UCRs in places that hardened (non Devon CC)
      RoW researchers would never have found without weeks of meticulously
      checking through the hundreds of paper maps in Land Charges. Well
      done OS and DCC!

      What is the position in other Counties ref these unsealed UCRs
      (or "Green Lanes")?

      Brian
      (Very new to RoW research and OS mapping)

      --- In ordnancemaps@y..., "Yolande Hodson" <y.hodson@v...> wrote:
      SNIP
      > Also, bear in mind that the information derived from the Definitive
      Map of Public Rights of Way and printed on OS maps is supplied by
      county councils. OS has no authority to alter this information in any
      way. Rights of Way data are often out of date on OS maps and recourse
      MUST be had to the maps held and constantly updated by the county
      councils.
      >
      > Yo Hodson
      SNIP
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