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Clock Tower Roundabout Telford

Post by Truvelo » Thu Jul 02, 2020 21:11

On this page in the Wiki there are two entries for the same junction - Clock Tower Roundabout and Donnington Roundabout. Was this junction ever known as Donnington Roundabout? The original GSJ plans shows it as Donnington Farm Interchange.

The only reference to the Donnington Roundabout name is on openstreetmap. I've looked on GSV and all the imagery, including that dating back to 2009 shows it as Clock Tower Roundabout.

https://goo.gl/maps/zAEVdrepR7cwHEgV9
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From the SABRE Wiki: Telford/Named Junctions :

elford has a large number of named junctions. The names tend to appear on advance direction signs.

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Re: Clock Tower Roundabout Telford

Post by c2R » Thu Jul 02, 2020 21:33

Worse - this is unforgivable:

https://www.google.com/maps/@52.7246289 ... 312!8i6656


p.s. in answer to the original question, there is a Donnington Wood roundabout a bit further south - I think this is it, and therefore I've altered the wiki page.
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Re: Clock Tower Roundabout Telford

Post by Big Nick » Fri Jul 03, 2020 19:13

Truvelo wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 21:11
On this page in the Wiki there are two entries for the same junction - Clock Tower Roundabout and Donnington Roundabout. Was this junction ever known as Donnington Roundabout? The original GSJ plans shows it as Donnington Farm Interchange.

The only reference to the Donnington Roundabout name is on openstreetmap. I've looked on GSV and all the imagery, including that dating back to 2009 shows it as Clock Tower Roundabout.
https://goo.gl/maps/zAEVdrepR7cwHEgV9
Is there a supermarket buried underneath, maybe like this? :lol:

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Re: Clock Tower Roundabout Telford

Post by Truvelo » Fri Jul 03, 2020 23:32

There was a thing with 1980's Tescos and clock towers. Strangely the Tesco here is of a similar vintage and doesn't have one.

https://goo.gl/maps/rgJ96bVcZQsU4Lus7
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Re: Clock Tower Roundabout Telford

Post by FleetlinePhil » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:51

Truvelo wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 23:32
There was a thing with 1980's Tescos and clock towers. Strangely the Tesco here is of a similar vintage and doesn't have one.

https://goo.gl/maps/rgJ96bVcZQsU4Lus7
Well Tesco had a good excuse for this one at least - the last vestige of Manchester City Transport's Parrs Wood garage that formerly stood on the site.

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Re: Clock Tower Roundabout Telford

Post by Steven » Wed Jul 22, 2020 09:17

Actually, at the right scale, the OS say:
donnington.JPG
The answer would appear to be that it has both names - much like part of Coven Heath Interchange being called Fordhouses Roundabout.
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From the SABRE Wiki: Coven Heath Interchange :

Coven Heath Interchange is junction 2 of M54, and is located on the northern edge of the Wolverhampton urban area. It opened along with this stretch of M54 in 1983, and has seen three changes to the junction layout since the original construction.

It forms part of the currently signed route between M6 Toll and M54, and A449 to the north of the junction is a Trunk road.

The original roundabout, according to the National Street Gazetteer, is called

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Re: Clock Tower Roundabout Telford

Post by c2R » Wed Jul 22, 2020 09:32

Good find, Steven - I checked various layers while trying to find reference but admittedly didn't check that one. I've updated the wiki page.
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Re: Clock Tower Roundabout Telford

Post by Steven » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:06

For additional amusement value, the National Street Gazetteer calls it...

DONNINGTON CLOCK TOWER ROUNDABOUT

(and yes, that's a direct copy and paste, hence the capitalisation)
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Re: Clock Tower Roundabout Telford

Post by Truvelo » Wed Jul 22, 2020 19:48

If there's any doubt I always use the name shown on direction signs.
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