|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4.3 miles (6.9 km)|
|Meets:||A41, A5, A4140, A409, A4008, A404|
|Old route now:||A404|
|Route outline (key)|
The A410 is an urban A-road on the edge of the Greater London conurbation.
Edgware - Pinner
We start our journey through the suburban sprawl of north-west London at a roundabout on the A41 at the southern end of the Edgware Way (Watford Bypass) to the west of Edgwarebury Park. We head west along the imaginatively titled Spur Road to a roundabout with the non-primary A5 at the southern end of Brockley Hill. We are in Edgware for this short stretch and the London Borough of Barnet, but as soon as we cross the A5 we are in Stanmore, and the London Borough of Harrow. This first section beyond the A5 used to be the start of the A41 but the A410 was extended over it (and on to Edgware) when the A41 was moved.
The A410 continues west along a tree-lined London Road, past the north-western terminus of the Jubilee Line (which used to be the part of the Bakerloo Line) at Stanmore station. Shortly after, the road becomes The Broadway, then we bear left into Church Road, and onto Uxbridge Road.
Soon we cross the A409 Brookshill, the roundabout for which is bypassed by the B459 Boxtree Road and Elms Road. At least, that is what Multimap's 1:10,000 map says. The 1:50,000 Landranger has it shown as unclassified.
The road becomes dual carriageway now, as we pass the Bannister Athletics Stadium and the A4008 Oxhey Lane, which will take you north towards Watford. Then we cross the West Coast Main Line before reaching a roundabout on the A404 at Pinnerwood Park where the A410 now ends. A quick look back at an old map indicates that the next stretch of the A404 into Pinner was once part of the A410 until the A404 St Thomas Drive was built to bypass Pinner.
Although part of London, the A410 has a very different feel from those more central roads. We are definitely in suburbia here, and houses give way to green spaces at regular intervals.
Marsh Lane which becomes Honeypot Lane is on the left, then Stanmore Broadway itself, home of the AA Roadwatch, is on the right hand side.
Left is Uxbridge Road (a bit of a TOTSO).The first main roundabout we pass is unclassified but is Clamp Hill and Kenton Lane and is a fairly main road and key route. Kenton Lane is the route to Belmont, Kenton and Wembley via Woodcock Hill and Preston Road. I've never understood why this route does not have at least a B-route status. Clamp Hill leads to Stanmore Common (A409).