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A4050
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From:Culverhouse Cross (ST118748)
To:Barry (ST104669)
Via:Wenvoe
Length:5.9 miles (9.5 km)
Meets: A48, A4232, A4231, A4226, A4055
Former Number(s):B4265, B4486, B4266
Highway Authorities

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Traditional Counties

Glamorgan

Route outline (key)
A4050 Culverhouse Cross - Barry
This article is about the current A4050 in the Vale of Glamorgan.
For the original A4050 in the Rhymney Valley, see A4050 (Rhymney)
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Wenvoe

The A4050 is a short A-road in the Vale of Glamorgan. The road was created in 1935 out of three separate Class II roads.

The road starts at Culverhouse Cross, a roundabout GSJ on the A4232 where the A48 also crosses. Our road heads south along a largely rural road scattered with roundabouts, bypassing Wenvoe (at one time the road went straight through).

At one of the roundabouts we turn right (ahead is the A4231) and head west. After a brief wooded section we become urban as we enter the village of Merthyr Dyfan, now essentially part of Barry. We continue along the northern edge of town (although with buildings on both sides we could be in the middle) to Colcot, where at another roundabout the A4226 continues ahead to the airport whilst we bear left. There's another roundabout after about half a mile, then we bend sharply right to follow a dead-straight road to meet the B4266.

We now descend into Barry town centre. There are another couple of roundabouts before the sea becomes visible and we bear left onto a gyratory. The A4050 ends here with the A4055 meeting the other two corners of the triangle.



A4050
JunctionsCulverhouse Cross roundabout
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A4050 at Wenvoe - Geograph - 288561.jpgGeograph-3368872-by-Jaggery.jpgSycamore Cross - Geograph - 272218.jpg
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Former iterations: A4008 • A4013 • A4015 • A4020 • A4032 • A4040 • A4041 • A4044 • A4045 • A4047 • A4050 • A4051 • A4052 • A4053
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