1920s South Buckinghamshire Renumbering
In the 1920s, what was (before the 1935 Road numbering revision) rare happened several times - diverting A and B roads (rather than extending them, or creating new ones) without any road construction, plus reusing a road number, occurred with some frequency in South Buckinghamshire (and a small part of Middlesex).
1922 road routings
- A332: Bagshot - Uxbridge
- A412: St Albans - Denham
- A4007: Link in Uxbridge
- B471: Iver Heath - Denham
- B472: Slough - Chalfont St Peter
- B473: Slough - Amersham
1923 OS MOT map of the area
1926 road routings
- A332: Bagshot - Chalfont St Peter
- A412: St Albans - Iver Heath
- A4007: Uxbridge - Slough
- B471: vacant
- B472: Beaconsfield - Amersham
- B473: Slough - Hazelemere
1926 OS MOT map of the area
What happened next ('35 and beyond)
In 1935, the B473 reverted to heading to Amersham, with the route to Hazelemere becoming B474 (the old B474, a link north of Slough becoming a spur of the B473). The A412 was extended to Slough along the A4007. Years later, after the motorway network was built, the B473 would become part of the A355, and the A332 north of Slough would be downgraded to be part of the B416.
OS Seventh Series map of the area, from the 50s.
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