|From:||New England (TF182008)|
|Distance:||1.6 miles (2.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1109 is an elusive A-road to the north of Peterborough city centre.
It appears that the road came into existence in the 1960s as part of the growth of Peterborough New Town. Starting on the A15 Lincoln Road, the A1109 headed northeast along St Paul's Road through the suburb of New England. After bearing right then left into Elmfield Road it ran along Newark Avenue to end on the A47 Eastfield Road to the west of Newark itself.
The above route is not certain, however, but guesswork based on an unnumbered Class I road through Peterborough shown in 1975 Reader's Digest mapping and internal documentation from Peterborough Council, which gives the A1109 number to St Paul's Road and Newark Avenue. However, all current mapping seemingly shows these roads as being unclassified.
The DfT Card Index road lists from c2002 states that the A1109 is a Local Route in Peterborough, but frustratingly doesn't give any more detail. So while this confirms that the A1109 number was allocated to a route in Peterborough, it doesn't tell us where.
Its exact current status and why it is not shown on mapping is currently a mystery. Indeed, even the local authority is not entirely certain, as Newark Avenue is labelled as A1109? in the 2014 list linked below. It is likely that the road was intended to be de-classified once the city's parkway network was completed in the 1980s; for instance, it does not appear on maps produced after this time. Certainly, the A15 and A47 at either end have now been rerouted.