|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||23.6 miles (38 km)|
|Meets:||A456, A49, A44, A480, A4111|
|Former Number(s):||B4553, B4354|
|Old route now:||A44|
|Route outline (key)|
The A4112 is a medium-length A-road in the Midlands.
The road starts on the A456 at Burford. It heads south, immediately crossing a bridge over the River Teme to enter Worcestershire and Tenbury Wells. The road zigzags through the town's streets, which become S1 for a short distance, and soon enters open country. It winds to the southwest, passing through a couple of small settlements and descending to cross a stream. The road then climbs to enter Herefordshire. This is now the third county in only a few miles - but the one we remain in for the rest of the road, a considerably longer distance.
A steep climb through woodland takes us to the top of a hill and we continue along the ridge for a couple of miles before descending again. After going through Stockton we reach a T-junction on the A49. It appears that the A4112 ends here but it doesn't. We multiplex west along that road to a roundabout on the Leominster bypass, then continue on along the A44 over the River Lugg and the Shrewsbury to Hereford railway line into the town centre and for a few miles to the west. The road TOTSOs on meeting the B4360, crosses the River Arrow and the A4110 and finally reaches Golden Cross. The A44 TOTSOs right here and the A4112 reappears as the road ahead, after over 6 miles of multiplex.
Now primary, the A4112 continues southwestwards. The first village reached is Dilwyn although this has now been bypassed. After passing the turn for the B4230 for Weobley we run above a small valley to the tiny village of Sarnesfield, where we cross the A480 at a staggered crossroads where we have priority. After crossing a small valley we go through Kinnersley. A couple of miles further on, much of which is lined by orchards, we reach a T-junction on the A4111 where the road ends.
The A4112 came into being in the mid-1920s when the B4354 was upgraded to Class I status. This road started on the A44 at Baron's Cross on the western edge of Leominster and headed southwestwards to the then-B4353 (renumbered A4111 at the same time as the A4112 was created).
At that time the road from Leominster to Burford was unclassified. It became the B4553 in 1935 and then became an extension of the A4112 in the 1960s, requiring a multiplex along two separate roads through Leominster.
The multiplex was later lengthened, with the A44 taking on the first few miles of the A4112 west of Leominster, allowing that road to bypass Eardisland.