A4162

From Roader's Digest: The SABRE Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
A4162
Location Map
Cameraicon.png View gallery (1)
From:  Sea Mills (ST546766)
To:  Westbury-on-Trym (ST569775)
Distance:  1.7 miles (2.7 km)
Meets:  A4, B4054, A4018
Highway Authorities

Bristol

Traditional Counties

Gloucestershire

Route outline (key)
A4162 Sea Mills - Westbury-on-Trym

Route

Canford Lane

The A4162 is a short A-road to the north of Bristol city centre.

Starting on the A4 Portway at traffic lights, the road climbs up through Sea Mills, crosses the B4054 at more lights and then leads a fairly uneventful life as it weaves its way through the 1930s suburban estates of West Bristol. The only thing of any interest along the way is the funny little roundabout where West Parade and Sunny Hill join, which the A4162 simply strides through the middle of as if it had never existed. I suspect that this was a 1930s developer idea of green space which was bulldozed as soon as the route became an important through route.

Anyway, we finally approach the A4018 at Westbury on Trym, and the A4162 splits in two for northbound and southbound traffic. The mainline is Canford Road, the spur Canford Lane, and both join the A4018 at traffic lights.

History

The 1953 OS map marks the route as unclassified throughout.

However, it was later designated as part of the Bristol Ring Road, and "R" signs could be found on lamp-posts up to the early 2000s. Its terminal junction on the A4018 marked the end of the ring road, as Filton airfield stood in the way of a completion to the A38.

All indications of the ring road around northwest Bristol have now disappeared.



A4162
PlacesBristol
Related Pictures
View gallery (1)
Canford Lane (C) Nigel Mykura - Geograph - 1914282.jpg
Other nearby roads
BristolA3024 (Bristol) • A3029 • A3034 (Bristol) • A36 • A369 • A37 • A370 • A38 • A4 • A4017 • A4018 • A403 • A4032 • A4044 • A407 (Bristol) • A4174 • A4175 • A4176 • A420 • A430 (Chippenham - Bristol) • A431 • A432 • A4320 • B3119 • B3120 • B3121 (Bristol) • B3122 • B3123 (Bristol) • B3124 • B3125 • B3126 • B3129 • B4045 (Keynsham) • B4046 • B4047 (Gloucestershire) • B4048 • B4049 • B4050 • B4051 • B4052 • B4053 • B4053 (Colston Street, Bristol) • B4054 • B4055 • B4056 • B4057 • B4058 • B4465 • B4466 • B4467 • B4468 • B4469 • E105 (London - Fishguard) • E116 (Old System) • E30 • EuroVelo 1 • EuroVelo 2 • Longest Lane • M32 • M4 • M49 • M5 • NCN4 • Outer Circuit Road • South Bristol Spur • T16 (Britain) • T9 (Britain)
A4100-A4199
A4100 • A4101 • A4102(W) • A4102(E) • A4103 • A4104 • A4105 • A4106 • A4107 • A4108 • A4109 • A4110 • A4111 • A4112 • A4113 • A4114 • A4115 • A4116 • A4117 • A4118 • A4119
A4120 • A4121 • A4122 • A4123 • A4124 • A4125 • A4126 • A4127 • A4128 • A4129 • A4130 • A4131 • A4132 • A4133 • A4134 • A4135 • A4136 • A4137 • A4138 • A4139
A4140 • A4141 • A4142 • A4143 • A4144 • A4145 • A4146 • A4147 • A4148 • A4149 • A4150 • A4151 • A4152 • A4153 • A4154 • A4155 • A4156 • A4157 • A4158 • A4159
A4160 • A4161 • A4162 • A4163 • A4164 • A4165 • A4166 • A4167 • A4168 • A4169 • A4170 • A4171 • A4172 • A4173 • A4174 • A4175 • A4176 • A4177 • A4178 • A4179
A4180 • A4181 • A4182 • A4183 • A4184 • A4185 • A4186 • A4187 • A4188 • A4189 • A4190 • A4191 • A4192 • A4193 • A4194 • A4195 • A4196 • A4197 • A4198 • A4199
Former iterations: A4105(W) • A4105(E) • A4108 • A4114 • A4115 • A4116 • A4125 • A4141 • A4150 • A4154 • A4160 • A4168