|From:||Turnpike Lane Station (TQ314896)|
|To:||The Roundway, Tottenham (TQ325910)|
|Distance:||1.2 miles (1.9 km)|
|Meets:||A504, A105, A109, A10|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1080 is a short A-road in north London.
The road starts at a signalised crossroads by Turnpike Lane tube station and heads northeastwards along Westbury Avenue, which is initially lined by takeaways but soon becomes residential although there is a gap as the road crosses a long-gone railway line.
After a long straight section Westbury Avenue bends to the left and soon joins a one-way loop. Northbound traffic heads along Boreham Road then is forced to turn right at traffic lights onto the A109 Lordship Lane. The next road to the right is Westbury Avenue, which carries southbound A1080 traffic, after which another signalised crossroads is met.
The A1080 regains its number here by turning left and heads north along the D2 The Roundway (actually a deformed semicircle). The road is still residential and there are a few side streets and occasional gap in the central reservation (none of which are at a road junction). At the "peak" of the semicircle a set of traffic lights is met, where the road ends and traffic is forced left onto the northbound A10. The Roundway does continue ahead but this is not accessible from this junction.
The Roundway was new-build in the 1920s as part of the New (now Great) Cambridge Road, which was opened with the A108 number. In the 1950s the A10 was rerouted along this section, although that used the other (lower quality) half of The Roundway, as it approached from the other direction. That part of the A108 which did not become the A10 was renumbered A1080 and the road was later extended further to meet the A105. It is possible, although not proven, that the B155 (the southward extension of The Roundway) was once part of the A1080 before the number was moved to its present route.