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B1049

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B1049
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Cambridge (TL443594)
To:  Wilburton (TL483748)
Via:  Histon, Cottenham
Distance:  10.7 miles (17.2 km)
Meets:  A1134, A14, A1123
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

Cambridgeshire

Traditional Counties

Cambridgeshire

Route outline (key)
B1049 Cambridge – Wilburton

The B1049 is a largely rural B-road running north out of Cambridge parallel to the A10.

Route

Looking north towards Wilburton

It starts in the centre of Cambridge on the A1134 ring road and heads north to cross the A14 at junction 32. The next couple of miles are largely new build; originally the B1049 went through Histon but the village is now bypassed. After Histon the B1049 continues on to Cottenham which marks its original northern terminus.

In 1922, as now, there were no other classified roads in Cottenham – the B1049 just stopped by the church and the road onwards was unclassified. However, by 1932 the road had been extended. It continues north out of Cottenham, crosses the River Great Ouse and ends on the A1123 in Wilburton.


History

Histon

The original route through Histon

The original route from the north was a winding route via Cottenham Road, Church Street, Windmill Lane, High Street and Station Road. The diversion of the northern part was made between 1958 and 1961 by using former lanes for Glebe Way and Water Lane to join Station Road by the war memorial.

The southern section, the 1 mile Bridge Road, from the war memorial at Water Lane to Cambridge Road was reported as opened two months early by the 8 November 1963 Saffron Waldron Weekly News. 33 foot carriageway and bridge over the St. Ives to Cambridge Railway Line. Contractor was Roadworks (1952) Ltd. of Ipswich, estimated cost £189,000.




B1049
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B1049 towards Wilburton - Geograph - 1140662.jpgLow Fen Bridge, Wilburton, Cambs - Geograph - 231581.jpgA14 Cambridge Junction 32 (Histon) - Coppermine - 6119.jpgA14 Cambridge Junction 32 (Histon) - Coppermine - 6115.jpgThis is an eyesore (official) - Geograph - 2963380.jpg
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