This section of the site aims to provide resources for people researching lost rights of way to put them on the rights of way map. It is not intended as a substitute for the essential Guide “Restoring the Record” . It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide covering everything.

It particularly aims to provide practical resources for those who are not experts. But I hope it will also be useful for those who have more experience.

Any of this material can be freely reproduced by individuals and groups researching lost rights of way, but please give me a credit and link to the web site.

Pages on this part of the site:

Starting out

Joining or starting off a Don’t lose your way group

Working with Material from the first Definitive Map surveys

Working with material from the 1932 Rights of Way Act

Working with inclosure maps and awards

Working with quarter sessions records and rolls

Working with railway and other deposited plans

Working with British Newspaper Archive material

Working with Parish Minutes

Getting hold of the first edition of the Ordnance Survey 1-2500 map

Date of first Land registry compulsory registration

The “Restoring the Record” star system

Applicant’s statement template

Applicant’s statement, examples of completed statements

How to claim a right of way using evidence of recent use by the public

Useful links