My house fronts to a very old trunk road. the front boundary is a hedge, now with a footpath which did not exist many years ago. I believe there was in the past a ditch on the road side of the hedge, which I understand the Leicestershire County Council piped, many years ago, and constructed a footpath. They are now seeking to widen the road and footpath, and are trying to claim land right up to the roots of the hedge. I accept they probably have a prescriptive right limited to the diameter of the pipe, but I consider that I own the land between the pipe and the hedge roots, as this is not surfaced in tarmacadam.
I am not aware of any 4ft convention in Leics or anywhere else.
I will opt out in case anyone else knows on here.
Ok, thanks anyway.
As a (retired) Leicestershire solicitor dealing in property over many years, I KNOW the custom exists! However I need some documentary evidence, which unfortunbaterly is hard to come by.
I will pursue it locally