Finch v Great Western Railway Company: 1879

The extent of the right of way acquired by prescription must be measured by the extent of user during the period of time relied upon.


Stephen J


(1879) 5 Exch 254, (1879) 5 Exch D 254


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedDavill v Pull and Another CA 10-Dec-2009
The court was asked to interpret grants of rights of way over land. The claimant intended to increase the use of the right. The servient owners objected. The claimant appealed against refusal of relief.
Held: The appeal succeeded. There was . .
CitedBramwell and Others v Robinson ChD 21-Oct-2016
Interference with right of way
Neighbour dispute as to right of way.
Held: The defendant had failed to establish the ‘swing space’ he asserted, but otherwise the claimant had in several ways behaved unreasonably and interfered with the use of the right and harrassed the . .
Lists of cited by and citing cases may be incomplete.


Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.383831