A261

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A261
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From:  Newingreen (TR127362)
To:  Hythe (TR152348)
Distance:  2.3 miles (3.7 km)
Meets:  A20, A259
Former Number(s):  A259
Highway Authorities

Kent

Traditional Counties

Kent

Route outline (key)
A261 Newingreen - Hythe

Route

The A261 was originally part of a major route from Hythe to London (in the days before the growth of Folkestone).

Newingreen - Hythe

Looking southeast near Lympne

The road starts on the A20 to the north of Lympne at Newingreen, site of England's first 'motel'. The junction is on a sharp bend and so the A20 is briefly dualled to aid the junction.

The road winds its way through the trees before bending sharply right into the hamlet of Pedlinge - merely a few scattered houses. There is then an even sharper bend left and the road starts to descend for the remainder of its distance. It soon reaches the outskirts of Hythe. It runs into town along London Road, ending at a signalised gyratory on the A259.

The gyratory is fairly modern, however, and the A261 originally continued ahead along its northern side to end on the A259 a few hundred yards further east.

Original Author(s): Adam Colton



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Looking SE along the Hythe Road, A261 - Geograph - 368711.jpgJunctions of the Stone Street and A261 Hythe Road with the A20 - Geograph - 1667036.jpg
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