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From:  North Cove (TM458892)
To:  Blythburgh (TM453757)
Distance:  10.3 miles (16.6 km)
Meets:  A146, B1127, B1062, B1124, B1123, A12
Former Number(s):  B1124, B1125
Old route now:  B1062, B1435
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Route outline (key)
A145 Bungay - Beccles
A145 North Cove - Blythburgh


The A145 is a short rural A-road in east Suffolk.

Near Beccles

The road starts at a roundabout at North Cove on the A146 Beccles bypass a couple of miles to the east of the town. It heads south to a roundabout junction with the B1127 where it bears right along Benacre Road, which was until recently unclassified and then after another rounabout, along the new (2018) Beccles Southern Relief Road. This new section is just over a mile long. Soon the old route is reached at a further roundabout which is now a junction with the re-numbered B1062.

Turning left, it continues south on a more-or-less flat road. It goes through Willingham and then reaches Brampton. The road bends sharply to the left going past the village church, after which the B1124 turns off to the right. The road continues on for another couple of miles. Presently it passes through a wood where it meets the B1123. The road ends at a T-junction on the A12 just beyond, on the banks of the Blyth Estuary. Blythburgh itself is to the right.


The L-shaped A145 in 1932

None of the current A145 held that number on classification in 1922.

The original road ran from the A143 and A144 in the centre of Bungay along the east bank of the River Waveney to the A146 in Beccles.

By the 1930s the road had been extended south along the B1124 to Brampton then the B1125 to Blythburgh.

The original section of road was renumbered A1116 in 1935 and has since been downgraded. Most of the road is part of the B1062 except for the section in Bungay which is the B1435.

On 25th September 2018, the new Beccles Southern Relief Road was opened and removed the road completely from Beccles town centre. Until that date the road had started on a roundabout on the A146 Beccles bypass. It headed south into town along a link road built at the same time as the bypass. It turned right at a mini-roundabout to reach a set of traffic lights marking the start of a one-way loop. In this direction traffic headed south along Newgate and there was a TOTSO left at the end onto Blyburgate. This lasted as far as traffic lights where the road had another TOTSO right onto Peddars Lane to another set of lights. To the right was the northbound A145 which just ran straight along London Road; ahead was the B1062 (former A145 to Bungay) and the mainline of the road turned left to head out of town. The section to the B1062 is now unclassified and the B1062 itself took over the remainder of the old route which, just south of the town, crosses a level crossing on the Lowestoft to Ipswich railway line and then shorlty meets the new roundabout junction with the relief road.

On the date of opening of the relief road, the road also took over a short section of the former B1127 being Copland Way and which links the current junction with that road to the A146

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A145 London Road, Beccles - Geograph - 1438293.jpgA145 London Road (C) AGC - Geograph - 2674334.jpgMid section of Station Road (C) Basher Eyre - Geograph - 2031506.jpg
Other nearby roads
NCN1 • A143 • A146 • A1116 • A1143 • B1062 • B1128 • B1383 (Beccles) • EuroVelo 12
A143 • A144 • A1116 • B1062 • B1332 • B1435
A100 • A101 • A102 • A103 • A104 • A105 • A106 • A107 • A108 • A109 • A110 • A111 • A112 • A113 • A114 • A115 • A116 • A117 • A118 • A119
A120 • A121 • A122 • A123 • A124 • A125 • A126 • A127 • A128 • A129 • A130 • A131 • A132 • A133 • A134 • A135 • A136 • A137 • A138 • A139
A140 • A141 • A142 • A143 • A144 • A145 • A146 • A147 • A148 • A149 • A150 • A151 • A152 • A153 • A154 • A155 • A156 • A157 • A158 • A159
A160 • A161 • A162 • A163 • A164 • A165 • A166 • A167 • A168 • A169 • A170 • A171 • A172 • A173 • A174 • A175 • A176 • A177 • A178 • A179
A180 • A181 • A182 • A183 • A184 • A185 • A186 • A187 • A188 • A189 • A190 • A191 • A192 • A193 • A194 • A195 • A196 • A197 • A198 • A199
Defunct Itineraries & Motorways: A102(M) East Cross Route • A102(M) Southern Approach • A106(E) • A108(N) • A108(S) • A115 • A118
A132 • A122 • A135 • A138 • A139 • A147 • A154 • A160 • A167(M) • A168(M) • A176 • A180(W) • A180(E) • A194(M) • A194 • A195(M) • A195

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