|To:||West Thurrock (TQ572788)|
|Distance:||2.7 miles (4.3 km)|
|Met:||A1306, A282, A1306|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1090 took the original route of the A126 through Purfleet in Essex, when it was bypassed in the 1920s.
The road started on the A126 (now A1306) and headed south over the Mar Dyke into Purfleet (the original northern end was later rerouted to avoid a level crossing). Within sight of the River Thames it bore left to run along London Road parallel to the river, before crossing a railway line at a level crossing by Purfleet station. The road continued east to Stonehouse Corner, where it ended, back on the A126.
Later, in the 1980s, the road was extended along Stonehouse Lane, which links to A282 junction 31. The A126 was removed from the area soon afterwards, which was renumbered A1306 to the west, although was declassified through Stonehouse Corner.
In 2013 the number was recycled onto a route along the old A126 Purfleet bypass, that met this original road at Stonehouse Corner. The old road has been declassified.