|From:||Baythorne End (TL722429)|
|To:||Long Melford (N) (TL869476)|
|Distance:||10.5 miles (16.9 km)|
|Meets:||A1017, A134, B1063, B1065, B1066, B1064|
|Former Number(s):||B1062, A134|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1092 runs for most of its length near the River Stour in Suffolk. Originally the B1062, the road gained its current number in the late 1920s.
The A1017 (erstwhile A604) detours north to reach Baythorne End, a small village on the Essex side of the River Stour. The A1092 continues north from the corner and crosses a narrow bridge over the Stour into Suffolk almost immediately. It then bears right to follow the river downstream.
The next village, reached after less than a mile, is Stoke by Clare. The road bears to the left in the village to avoid reaching the river, then skirts the village green before heading eastwards once again. Clare itself is soon met. After going through the market place the road unexpectedly turns sharp right, with the much wider road ahead the B1063. The road descends to cross a stream and continues east, now only a very short distance from the Stour, although the road follows a much straighter course than the river does. The river is generally visible to the right of the road, although it is fairly narrow so needs keen eyes.
Road and river bear slightly northerly to pass through Cavendish, then we pass to the south of Glemsford before the Philips factory is passed on the river side. The River Glem is then crossed, after which the Stour bears off to the right whilst the A1092 continues ahead.
We cross an escarpment before descending into Long Melford, quickly reaching the village green. The road forks to cross the green - originally the A1092 followed both forks and ended at the far end on the A134. Now, however, that road bypasses the town and so the A1092 has been extended to reach it. It does mean, however, that we have to TOTSO left to head north across the green, then TOTSO left again at the following T-junction to join the former A134 (now numbered B1064 to the right). We continue north along the High Street out of the village, soon reaching another T-junction where we end on the present route of the A134.