|To:||Coryton Oil Refineries (TQ741823)|
|Distance:||3.8 miles (6.1 km)|
|Meets:||A13, A1013, B1007, B1420, unclassified|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1014 serves an area of marshland in south Essex that has always had some industry, and now is the site of London Gateway Port.
The road starts at a roundabout with the A13 Stanford-le-Hope bypass and heads east as a dual carriageway. This section is also a bypass of Stanford. After Stanford, at the roundabout with the new access road to the Logistics Park, we rejoin the original route briefly before taking a mid-1920s bypass of Corringham. This route has been upgraded to D2, until a point seemingly in the middle of nowhere. East of there it remains S2. We reach a roundabout where we turn right (signposted "Coryton", in the other direction signposted "All routes") and cross an industrial level crossing. The A1014 ends without ceremony along this road in what were the Coryton Oil Refineries - these closed in 2012 and the site is currently being redeveloped.
In 1922 the A1014 had more-or-less its current route, suggesting this area of marshland was important back then. The 1923 MoT map marks an explosives works in Kynochtown adjacent to the east end of the road, although this closed just after World War I.