A239 (Kingston Bypass)

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A239
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Kingston Bypass
From:  Robin Hood Gate, Richmond Park (TQ212722)
To:  Littleworth Common (TQ149657)
Distance:  8.1 miles (13 km)
Met:  A3, A238, A240, A243, A3
Now part of:  A3, A309
Traditional Counties

Surrey

Route outline (key)
A239 Kingston Bypass
This article is about the original reserved use of A239 for the Kingston Bypass.
For the modern A239 in Merton, see A239
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The A3 Kingston bypass as is today

The A239 is described in the 1922 Road Lists as Kingston Bye-pass (Number retained). In other words, the road number was, like the original A180, neither allocated to a road nor reserved for one under construction. As such the A239 number does not appear on any maps of the period for the simple reason it did not exist.

Although it was initially decided that the A239 number would be given to the proposed bypass of Kingston upon Thames, after construction began in 1923 it was allocated the A3 number instead, that being the road which initially went through the centre of the town. In the mid-1920s, before the completion of the bypass, the A3 number was moved, the old road became the A3063 and the A239 number was left vacant (to surface in the Mitcham area in the 1930s).

After Esher was bypassed the A3 was moved again and so the southern section of the would-be A239 is now the A309 instead.



A239 (Kingston Bypass)
JunctionsCoombe Lane • Hook Junction • Malden Junction • Robin Hood (Kingston) • Scilly Isles Junction • Shannon Corner • Tolworth Junction
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Other nearby roads
Kingston upon ThamesA2043 • A2099 • A238 • A240 • A243 • A3 • A3063 (Kingston) • A307 • A308 • A309 • A310 • B282 • B283 • B285 (Kingston) • B3363 • B3364 • B3365 • B3370 • B351 • B357 • B358 • B359 • B364 • EuroVelo 2 • NCN4 • T6 (Britain)
A200-A299
A200 • A201 • A202 • A203 • A204 • A205 • A206 • A207 • A208 • A209 • A210 • A211 • A212 • A213 • A214 • A215 • A216 • A217 • A218 • A219
A220 • A221 • A222 • A223 • A224 • A225 • A226 • A227 • A228 • A229 • A230 • A231 • A232 • A233 • A234 • A235 • A236 • A237 • A238 • A239
A240 • A241 • A242 • A243 • A244 • A245 • A246 • A247 • A248 • A249 • A250 • A251 • A252 • A253 • A254 • A255 • A256 • A257 • A258 • A259
A260 • A261 • A262 • A263 • A264 • A265 • A266 • A267 • A268 • A269 • A270 • A271 • A272 • A273 • A274 • A275 • A276 • A277 • A278 • A279
A280 • A281 • A282 • A283 • A284 • A285 • A286 • A287 • A288 • A289 • A290 • A291 • A292 • A293 • A294 • A295 • A296 • A297 • A298 • A299
Defunct Itineraries: A239 • A268 • A270 • A273 • A274 • A277 • A278 • A280 • A282 • A285 • A292(W) • A292(E) • A295