|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||London Road, Ipswich (TM149445)|
|To:||Felixstowe Road, Ipswich (TM182436)|
|Via:||Ranelagh Road, Princes Street, St Helen's Street, Foxhall Road|
|Distance:||3.2 miles (5.1 km)|
|Meets:||A1214, B1073, A137, A1022, B1076, A1156, A1156|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1075 constitutes a large proportion of the percentage of Class II road in the centre of Ipswich.
It starts on the A1214 (former A12) London Road on the right bank of the River Gipping and follows the river downstream along Ranelagh Road as far as the railway station. It then turns left along Princes Street (ahead is the B1073) and crosses the river, meeting the A137 at an unusually shaped roundabout. The road through the middle, now for buses only, is an original section of the B1075.
The B1075 continues along Princes Street into the town centre and the A1022 is reached. The section after here was originally the B1075 - and still is according to the Ordnance Survey - but this is now a 20 zone and other maps do mark it as unclassified. Certainly it is not signed as such.
The possible B1075 goes round two sides of the Willis Building and along Falcon Street, Dogs Head Street and Orwell Place. The cross street here, Upper Orwell Street, was originally the A139 (later A45) and so the B1075 ended here. Now, this road is unclassified so the B1075 continues on another block (along the one-way Eagle Street) to meet the A1156 Bond Street which is part of a gyratory. The OS claim that the B1075 also continues another block along Rope Street to meet the other half of the gyratory.
Maps agree (although road signage is unhelpful) that the B1075 then reappears one block north (which is against the flow of the gyratory) and heads east, along what was the B1059. This follows the eastern end of St Helen's Street before turning right into Grove Lane, right again into the S1 residential Tomline Road and then right again into Derby Road before ending on the A1156 Felixstowe Road in the Rose Hill area of town.