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|From:||Hazel Grove (SJ923867)|
|Length:||15 miles (24.1 km)|
|Meets:||A626, A6027, A560, M67, A635, A62, A6048, A6049, A663, A627(M)|
|Now part of:||A671, A680|
|Ashton-under-Lyne • Oldham •|
|Route outline (key)|
The A627 began life as the route between the A57 at Hyde and the A56 in Edenfield, north of Ramsbottom. During the 1960s it was extended south along the B6103 to reach the A6 at Hazel Grove. Following the various motorway and other road developments to the east of Manchester over the past thirty years, the route route has changed considerably.
The A627 starts on the A6 at the southern end of Hazel Grove, by the Bull's Head pub, heading north along a twisty course (indicated by a tipping lorries sign) and passing Stockport Golf Club. After a couple of miles it turns right on the A626 at Yewtree Farm, then after a short distance, turns left into Dooley Lane to become itself again before crossing the River Goyt near Chadkirk. It then climbs north to reach the A560. Here it turns east, subsumed by the other road, until it reaches the edge of Hyde where the A560 continues east and our road heads north along Dowson Road to reach the town centre. Having negotiated the town's inner ring road, the A57 and the M67 multiplex, the A627 heads north again. The road then runs directly via Dukinfield to Ashton-under-Lyne. Here it picks up primary status for the direct run to Oldham. Originally it ran though the town centre and on to Rochdale—this is now the A671.
From Oldham it continues as primary and runs on the D2 Oldham Way, multiplexing briefly with the A62, then onwards on Chadderton Way to meet the A627(M) at its starting junction with the A663 Broadway. The A627(M) continues on to Rochdale but the final section of the original A627, to Edenfield, is now the A680.
Original Author(s): Bob Henshaw