The Well Trodden path – Chapter 8

Chapter 8 – Swithland: A Disputed Path

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Chapter 8 – Swithland: A Disputed Path

The story of a dispute over a footpath. An example of the kind of work done by the Leicestershire Footpath Association.

It shows the process of:

  • Reporting Obstructions
  • Collecting Evidence
  • Corresponding with persons concerned
  • Searching for legal evidence
  • Removing Obstructions
  • Reporting dangerous situations
  • Taking cases to law

This story starts in 1886 with letters from J.M. Gimson to the Loughborough District Highway Board complaining that a path in Swithland across land of the Reverend J Murray Dixon had been stopped up and a stile removed.


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