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A3071
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From:Penzance (SW456298)
To:St. Just (SW372316)
Length:6.1 miles (9.8 km)
Meets: A30, B3317, B3318, B3306
Former Number(s):B3317, B3306
Highway Authorities

Cornwall

Traditional Counties

Cornwall

Route outline (key)
A3071 Penzance - St. Just
This article is about the current A3071 from Penzance to St Just.
For the former A3071 in Axminster, Devon, see A3071 (Axminster)
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The A3071 crosses Cornwall's Penwith peninsula, making it the second most westerly A-road in England after the A30. It was originally numbered B3317 except for its westernmost section which was part of the B3306 but it gained its current number in 1935.

The road starts at Mount Misery, the rather depressing sounding roundabout above Penzance which marks the end of the A30 as a primary route. The road now heads west.

Tremethick Cross

The initial 50mph limit quickly gives way to the NSL and it's out into the countryside. The first junction with a classified road is with the very short B3317, but this is completely unmarked on the ground. Then Tremethick Cross is marked as a junction, but these roads are unclassified. Next is the village of Newbridge, which is small but does get a brief 30mph limit.

As the road climbs into the hills, the B3318 leaves on the right and is marked for Pendeen.

Later, the Atlantic is glimpsed and we climb up to meet the B3306 which comes in from the left. That road forms the junior partner in a useless multiplex with this road as our route gets its 30 mph limit back and drops down into St Just, which has been visible for some time. The road gives up in the narrow streets of the centre, specifically in Bank Square, leaving the B3306 to continue ahead.



A3071
JunctionsMount Misery
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Junction on the A3071 at Tremethick Cross.jpgRoad to St Just - Geograph - 613348.jpgThe A3071 near Tremayne farm - Geograph - 797740.jpg
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