B1072 (Cambridgeshire)

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B1072
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From:  Coates (TL316975)
To:  Guyhirn (TF395014)
Distance:  5.6 miles (9 km)
Met:  B1097, A141
Now part of:  A605
Traditional Counties

Cambridgeshire

Route outline (key)
B1072 Coates - Guyhirn
This article is about the Fens incarnation of the B1072.
For the original B1072, now part of the B1115, see B1072 (Suffolk)
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The A605 (former B1072) towards Coates

The Cambridgeshire incarnation of the B1072 was part of the direct route between Whittlesey and Guyhirn.

In 1922 the road did not exist. It was not just that it was unclassified; there was no road here. Traffic had to follow the now-unclassified B1097 to cross the Fens in this area.

A road was built to cut off the detour most of the way to March before 1939 and was numbered B1072. It started on the B1097 to the east of Coates and headed northeastwards passing a few scattered houses and bending once or twice before ending on the A141 to the south of Guyhirn.

In the 1960s, the A605, which before then had ended on B-roads in Whittlesey, was extended east to meet the A141. It took over the entire length of the B1072, making the number redundant again.

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B1072 (Cambridgeshire)
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