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From:  Dunswell (TA075344)
To:  Withernsea (TA341279)
Via:  Kingston upon Hull
Distance:  23.9 miles (38.5 km)
Meets:  A1079, A1174, B1237, A1165, A165, A63, B1362, B1240, B1445, B1362, B1242
Former Number(s):  A1165, B1241, B1242
Old route now:  A63, B1362
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

National Highways • East Riding of Yorkshire • Kingston upon Hull

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
A1033 Dunswell - Drypool
A1033 Drypool - Hedon
A1033 Hedon - Withernsea


The A1033 runs from Hull to the Holderness coast.

Dunswell - Withernsea

The road starts just outside Hull to the north at a roundabout to the south of Dunswell, where it meets the A1079 and A1174. The road heads east along a dual-carriageway, soon crossing the River Hull and entering its namesake city, although to begin with it is not particularly urban. The first roundabout provides access to a retail park then the road turns right at the second roundabout and the road narrows to S2.

The road zigzags east then south again, picking up the A1165 to start a short multiplex with the A1033 number dominant. After a couple of roundabouts that road continues south into the city centre whilst the A1033 bears left to cross the A165 at traffic lights to reach the northern roundabout in a dumbbell GSJ with the A63. There are only west-facing slip roads but we turn eastwards to run parallel to that road, now actually urban for the first time rather than passing out-of-town light industry. At the next roundabout the A63 comes to an end and we continue ahead, taking on that road's trunk D2 status.


We now continue east through the docks, with roundabouts every so often; the first one after leaving the city is partly grade-separated, with westbound traffic getting a flyover but eastbound traffic needing to use the roundabout. Trunk status ends at the next roundabout and we bear right as a non-primary S2 onto the Hedon bypass. Soon after the bypass ends we enter Thorngumbald and run straight through the village, actually becoming residential for the first time on the road so far! Continuing east we meander through the flat land of Holderness through several villages interspersed by short sections of open country.

On the edge of Winestead we bend sharply right then left again to enter Patrington, where the B1445 turns off to the right to Easington (and then Spurn Head). We now start to turn northward and a relatively straight section of road takes us to Hollym, after which we head more-or-less due north and soon reach Withernsea. We run through the town along Queen Street parallel to the coast, which is occasionally just visible to the right. We soon reach a double mini-roundabout where we turn left to head inland again along Hull Road - our route via Patrington has taken us out of the way somewhat. The A1033 ends at the road junction by the lighthouse with the road ahead (signposted Hull) the B1362 and the road to the right the B1242.


Eastern extension and contraction

The original eastern end of the A1033

The A1033 originally started in the centre of Hull on the A165 Clarence Street. It headed east along Hedon Road into Hedon, ending at a crossroads in the village centre on the B1240 and B1241. It was extended along the latter to Patrington then the B1242 to Withernsea later in the 1920s.

Part of the original A1033 became the B1362 and part of what was originally the B1241 became the B1240 when the Hedon Bypass was opened on 2 November 1989 by David Spooner, Humberside County Council Chairman. The 1.7 mile bypass from east of Saltend Roundabout to Thorn Road had cost £3.3 million.

Beverley Bypass to Hedon Road Extension

After road improvements in Hull altered the road's western end, it was extended again up to the A1079 in 1996, using part of the A1165 and a new-build road to the north of town.

Stage 1 - Drypool Link Road

The section of Mouth Pleasant between Holderness Road and Hedon Road was opened in 1987 per the Hull Daily Mail of 31 August 1988. Cost was £2 million.

Stage 2 - Wilmington Link Road

The section of Mount Pleasant from Stoneferry Road to Holderness Road was opened on 13 October 1988 by Jeremy Scrimshaw, finance and planning director at Reckitt and Colman's pharmaceutical division which had donated part of the land. Cost was £2.24 million. It followed the route of the old Wilmington goods railway line.

Ennerdale Link Road

The 0.85 mile Raich Carter Way dual carriageway from Beverley Road (A1079 / A1174) to Roebank Roundabout, Thomas Clarkson Way was opened on 3 April 1997. It included the Ennerdale twin lifting bridges over River Hull. Work had started in 1991 on a tunnel, but after 15 months there was flooding, which despite pumping efforts could not be cleared. The tunnel scheme was shelved in August 1993. The original £8 million scheme ended up costing £30 million.


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A1060 • A1061 • A1062 • A1063 • A1064 • A1065 • A1066 • A1067 • A1068 • A1069 • A1070 • A1071 • A1072 • A1073 • A1074 • A1075 • A1076 • A1077 • A1078 • A1079
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A1041(N) • A1041(S) • A1053 • A1054 • A1055 • A1056 • A1057 • A1059 • A1060 • A1062 • A1063 • A1070(E) • A1070(W) • A1072 • A1074(E) • A1074(W) • A1075 • A1076 • A1078
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