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A39
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From:Corston (ST701653)
To:Falmouth (SW816321)
Length:204 miles (328.3 km)
Meets: A4, B3116, A368, B3115, B3355, A37, B3114, B3135, B3139, A371, B3151, A361, B3141, M5, A38, B3339, B3191, A358, B3190, A396, B3225, B3234, B3223, A399, B3229, B3230, B3149, A3125, B3138, A361, B3232, B3233, A386, B3236, B3237, B3248, B3254, A3072, A3073, B3263, B3262, A395, B3314, B3266, B3267, A389, B3274, A3059, A392, A30, B3279, A390, B3284, B3289, A393, B3292, A394
Former Number(s):A368, A369, A3076
Old route now:B3275, A390
Highway Authorities

Bath and North East Somerset • Cornwall • Devon • Somerset

Traditional Counties

Cornwall • Devon • Somerset

Route outline (key)
A39 Corston – Glastonbury
A39 Glastonbury – Dunball Spur
A39 Bawdrip – Barnstaple
A39 Barnstaple – Indian Queens
(A30) Indian Queens – Carland Cross
A39 Indian Queens – Probus – Truro
A39 Carland Cross – Falmouth

Contents

Route

The A39 passing Holford
Main Article: A39/Route

The A39 is one of the longest routes in South West England, stretching from Bath in Somerset to Falmouth in Cornwall. Along the way, it passes some famous historical places - Wells and Glastonbury - tours genteelly along the Somerset, Devon and Cornish Coasts, before skirting to the north of Bodmin Moor and crossing the county to the historic port of Falmouth on the southern shore.

Work to create more in depth route descriptions for sections of the A39 is now underway as follows:


History

The old Packhorse Bridge in Allerford.
Main Article: A39/History

While the A39 has been extended to the north of its original route, and has been re-routed to the south, the central section has remained largely the same, albeit with a few bypasses and realignments. Much of the route, as with so many other A roads in the South West, follows old Turnpike roads, and in places even Roman Roads.

Notable locations along the route

Bideford Bridge

Bideford Bridge
Main Article: Bideford Bridge

The old Bridge in Bideford now lies on the B3233, while the A39 passes the historic town on a huge modern bridge, soaring high over the river.


Links

legislation.gov.uk



A39
JunctionsAbbotsham Cross • Arch Hill • Bathway Crossroads • Baxworthy Corner • Blackmoor Gate • Burcott Road Junction • Carland Cross • Carnon Gate Roundabout • Clovelly Cross • Crandon Bridge • Cross Rifles Roundabout • Dunball Interchange • Dunball Roundabout • Green Ore • Halloon • Heywood Road Roundabout • Highgate Hill Roundabout • Hillhead Roundabout • Kernick Roundabout • Lake Roundabout • Mermaid Cross • New Street Junction • Northload Bridge Roundabout • Ponsharden Roundabout • Portmore Roundabout • Roundswell Roundabout • Rush Hill Junction • Strawberry Way Roundabout • Street Roundabout • TA Roundabout • The Globe • The Pipers • Thorne Cross • Tin Bridge Roundabout • Trekenning Roundabout • Treliever Roundabout • Treluswell Roundabout • Two Headed Man • Wainhouse Corner • Washford Cross • Westleigh Junction • Westway Roundabout (Street) • White Cross (Hallatrow) • Whitegate Roundabout • Winnard's Perch • Wirrall Park Roundabout
CrossingsBlake Bridge • Camelford Bridge • Drove Bridge (Bridgwater) • Old Bridge (Wadebridge) • Pomparles Bridge • Torridge Bridge • Town Bridge (Bridgwater) • Wadebridge Bypass Viaduct
RoadsEuroVelo 1 • T41 (Britain)
MiscellaneousA39/History • A39/Named Junctions • A39/Route
Related Pictures
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A39 Wadebridge by pass - Coppermine - 2598.jpgA39-new-st1.jpgA39-porlock.jpgAllerford-packhorse.jpgThe A39 about to join the A30 - Geograph - 201049.jpg
Other nearby roads
FalmouthA393 • A394 • B3290 • B3291 • B3292 • B3361
WadebridgeA389 • B3267 (Wadebridge - Bodmin) • B3274 • B3276 (Wadebridge) • B3314 • T41 (Britain)
BarnstapleA3125 • A361 • A364 (Barnstaple - Bamford) • A373 • A377 • B3138 • B3149 • B3230 • B3232 • B3233 • EuroVelo 1 • T41 (Britain)
BridgwaterA372 • A38 • A38/Taunton - Highbridge • A39/Bridgwater - Williton • A39/Wells - Bridgwater • B3339 • E116 (Old System) • EuroVelo 1 • M5 • T16 (Britain)
BathA3039 • A3062 • A3080 • A36 • A3604 • A363 • A367 • A368 • A39/Bath - Wells • A4 • A4/Avonmouth - Bath • A4/Bath - Chippenham • A4016 • A431 • A46 • B3105 • B3108 • B3110 • B3111 • B3118 • B4043 (Bath) • B4044 (Bath) • EuroVelo 2 • Fosse Way • Kelston Toll Road • NCN4 • T39 (Britain) • T44 (Britain) • T9 (Britain)
A1-A99
The First 99           A1  •  A2  •  A3  •  A4  •  A5  •  A6  •  A7  •  A8  •  A9  • A10 • A11 • A12 • A13 • A14 • A15 • A16 • A17 • A18 • A19
A20 • A21 • A22 • A23 • A24 • A25 • A26 • A27 • A28 • A29 • A30 • A31 • A32 • A33 • A34 • A35 • A36 • A37 • A38 • A39
A40 • A41 • A42 • A43 • A44 • A45 • A46 • A47 • A48 • A49 • A50 • A51 • A52 • A53 • A54 • A55 • A56 • A57 • A58 • A59
A60 • A61 • A62 • A63 • A64 • A65 • A66 • A67 • A68 • A69 • A70 • A71 • A72 • A73 • A74 • A75 • A76 • A77 • A78 • A79
A80 • A81 • A82 • A83 • A84 • A85 • A86 • A87 • A88 • A89 • A90 • A91 • A92 • A93 • A94 • A95 • A96 • A97 • A98 • A99
Motorway sectionsA1(M): (South Mimms - Baldock • Alconbury - Peterborough • Doncaster Bypass • Darrington - Leeming • Barton - Birtley)
A3(M) • A8(M) Baillieston spur • A14(M) • A38(M) • A48(M) Cardiff spur • A57(M) • A58(M) • A64(M) • A66(M) • A74(M) • A92(M)
DefunctA1(M) Newcastle CME • A2(M) Medway Towns Bypass • A4(M) • A5(M) • A8(M) Renfrew bypass • A14 • A18(M) • A20(M) • A36(M)
A40(M): (Westway • Denham -Stokenchurch) • A41(M) • A42 • A46(M) • A48(M): (Port Talbot bypass • Morriston bypass) • A62(M) • A88 • A99
UnbuiltA2(M) Rochester Way Relief Road • A6(M): (Western route • Eastern route) • A34(M) • A48(M) Llantrisant Radial • A59(M) • A61(M)

Videos

Porlock Hill

A39 Porlock Hill, going downhill

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