|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Huntingdon Bypass (TL221729)|
|Distance:||26.7 miles (43 km)|
|Meets:||A47, A605, B1099, B1101, B1093, A142, B1050, B1040, B1090, A1123, B1514, B1044, A14|
|Old route now:||A47, B198, B1050, B1101, B1514|
|Route outline (key)|
The A141 is a main road across the Cambridgeshire Fens. It starts on the A47 at Guyhirn, to the southwest of Wisbech. It heads south across the fens to March where it bypasses the town and remains on a fairly new alignment bypassing other places as far as Chatteris, where it meets the A142.
After regaining its original route the road climbs (relatively) into Warboys, which is also bypassed before reaching a roundabout on the eastern edge of Huntingdon. Here the A141 meets the A1123 from St Ives and the B1514 which follows the old route into town but now it turns right onto the bypass. This runs northwest to cross the railway line then southwest to end at a roundabout where the three other directions are all the A14.
When the bridge over the Ouse was built at Guyhirn in 1927, the A141 swapped routes with the A47, taking the road to the west of the river, rejoining its original route in the centre of Wisbech.
On 1st April, 1933, the A47 was rerouted from Wisbech to Swaffham via King's Lynn, taking over the northern section of the A141 route, and the remainder of the route was downgraded to the B1441 and has since been declassified.
The remainder of the A141 still follows its old route, although it has been heavily bypassed and thus spends more time off its original alignment than on it.