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A4175
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From:Hicks Gate (ST641696)
To:Staple Hill (ST649759)
Length:8.1 miles (13 km)
Meets: A4, A4174, B3116, A431, A420, B4465, A4017
Former Number(s):B3116, B4427, B4047
Highway Authorities

Bath and North East Somerset Council • South Gloucestershire Council

Traditional Counties

Gloucestershire • Somerset

Route outline (key)
A4175 Hicks Gate – Willsbridge
(A431) Willsbridge – Bitton
A4175 Bitton – Bridge Yate
(A420) Bridge Yate – Warmley
(A4174) Warmley – Siston Common
A4175 Siston Common – Staple Hill

For many years, the A4175 filled in for the missing bits of the A4174 Avon Ring Road to the east of Bristol. Now, it is just a semi-retired old friend.

Contents

Route

Looking southwest from the A4175 bridge over the A4 at Keynsham

Hicks Gate – Bridge Yate

The start at Hicks Gate is on a roundabout with the A4 and A4174, and then we pass along the old A4 route, up Durley Hill and into Keynsham. They may have improved the signage in Keynsham, but in the past (even before the completion of the A4174), the A4175 turning wasn't signed, and you could shuttle back and forth through the town looking for it. Station Road is met at a mini-roundabout junction and soon crosses the A4 Keynsham Bypass and railway line, leaving the town as it crosses the River Avon too.

We meet the A431 at Willsbridge, and turn right to enjoy a short multiplex across the restored Avon Valley Railway at Bitton. The road then turns north again to skirt along the eastern side of Oldland Common, and so reach the A420 at Bridge Yate.

Siston Common – Staple Hill

Staple Hill

There used to be a multiplex west into Warmley but that was lost when the A4174 was built, so we now follow that road north and regain the A4175 at Siston Common. The road then twists and turns through suburban streets to a traffic-light-controlled TOTSO with the B4465 on Broad Street in Staple Hill. We turn left, and soon reach the A4017 and the end of the A4175.

History

The former A4175 on Siston Common is now a cycle path

In the 1922/23 Road Lists:

  • Hicks Gate – Keynsham was part of the A36; this became the A4 in 1935
  • Keynsham – Willsbridge was the B4045
  • Wills Bridge – Bridge Yate was unclassified but soon became the B4426
  • Siston Common – Staple Hill was part of the B4047

The latter three roads, despite not being connected, became the B4427 in 1935.

The old section across Siston Common has now been downgraded to a cycle path although it's obvious it used to be a road. It left the A420 in Walmley and headed northwest along Stanley Road and then the road called Siston Common to rejoin the present A4175 Station Road.



A4175
JunctionsHicks Gate Roundabout • Siston Hill Roundabout
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