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From:Long Sutton By Pass (TL441220)
To:Bury St. Edmunds (TL854650)
Length:53.4 miles (85.9 km)
Meets: A10, A11, A17, A134
Former Number(s):A150, A47, B1101
Primary Destinations
Bury St Edmunds • Wisbech
Highway Authorities

Cambridgeshire  • Lincolnshire  • Norfolk  • Suffolk

Traditional Counties

Cambridgeshire  • Lincolnshire  • Norfolk  • Suffolk

Route outline (key)
A1101 Long Sutton Bypass - Outwell
A1101 Outwell - Littleport Bypass
(A10) Littleport Bypass
A1101 Littleport Bypass - Bury St. Edmunds


Shippea Hill Level Crossing

The A1101 runs through the heart of the Cambridgeshire Fenlands, although most of it is not a primary route due to its numerous twists and turns.

It starts just outside Long Sutton on the A17 and heads south towards Wisbech. It runs through the town, meeting the A47 bypass at the other side, and turns southeast to Outwell. The A1122 takes up the primary route to Downham Market, while the A1101 heads through the Hundred Foot Drain, and out the other side to Littleport, where it briefly multiplexes with the A10.

After crossing the railway and leaving the A10, it runs southeast through slightly less flat countryside, past RAF Mildenhall, to meet the A11 and A1065 at the Fiveways Roundabout in Barton Mills. There's then a run through woodland southeast towards Bury St Edmunds, where it ends on the A143 near that road's junction with the A14.


The A1101 was originally the A150 to Wisbech, the A47 to Outwell, and the B1101 to Bury St Edmunds. By 1927, the B1101 section had been upgraded to A road.

On 1st April, 1933, the A47 was rerouted via King's Lynn. The A1101 took over the former route to Wisbech, with the remainder of the old A47 route becoming the A1122.

On 1st April, 1935, the A1101 was further extended over the former A150 to Long Sutton, as it was by this time recognised as an important continuous cross country route.

JunctionsFiveways Roundabout (Mildenhall)
CrossingsFreedom Bridge
Related Pictures
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A1101 Main Road north of Tydd Gote (C) Colin Pyle - Geograph - 3641864.jpgOn Freedom Bridge, Wisbech - Geograph - 1504313.jpgView north along Mildenhall Road (A1101) - Geograph - 1519337.jpg
Other nearby roads
Bury St EdmundsA1022 (Bury St Edmunds) • A1142 • A1302 • A134 • A14 • A143 • A45 • B1066 • B1067 (Bury St Edmunds) • B1101 (Bury St Edmunds - Outwell) • B1106 • E112 (Old System) • E24 • E28 • NCN13 • NCN51 • T45 (Britain)
WisbechA1027 (Wisbech) • A1135 • A141 • A150 • A47 • B1101 • B1166 • B1169 • B1170 • B1171 • B1172 (Wisbech) • B1173 (Wisbech) • B1441 (Guyhirn - Wisbech) • B1442 (Wisbech) • B198 (Wisbech) • East Coast Motorway • EuroVelo 12 • NCN1 • T15 (Britain)