|Location Map ( geo)
|Genoch Mains (NX131558)
|4.3 miles (6.9 km)
|A715, A716, A77
|Now part of:
|Route outline (key)
The A757 was a short A-road in south Wigtownshire.
Starting on the A715 at Genoch Mains the route headed westwards, initially along a straight road, which passes to the north of the former West Freugh Airfield. Following a few bends the route reached the A716 at Kildrochet and turned right to multiplex along that route for a short distance. The A757 then turned left and regained its number, before coming to an end shortly afterwards on the A77 at Lochans.
The A757 did not exist in the 1922 Road Lists but came into being in c1927. The eastern part of the route had originally been numbered as the A715, but this was rerouted further south to join the A716 closer to Sandhead in c1924, swapping routes with the B736. After just a couple of years the route was renumbered again, regaining class I status. The short section between the A716 and A77, initially unclassified, was also given the A757 number at this time. In more recent years the A715 and A757 have both been downgraded, with the A757 becoming the B7077 throughout.