B1101 (Bury St Edmunds - Outwell)

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B1101
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From:  Bury St Edmunds (TL850659)
To:  Outwell (TF509045)
Via:  Mildenhall, Littleport
Distance:  39.2 miles (63.1 km)
Met:  A134, A11, B1105, B1102, A10, B1100, B1098, A47
Now part of:  A1101
Traditional Counties

Cambridgeshire • Norfolk • Suffolk

Route outline (key)
B1101 Bury St Edmunds - Littleport
(A10) Littleport
B1101 Littleport - Outwell
This article is about the original B1101, now part of the A1101.
For the current B1101 from March to Wisbech, see B1101
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The A1101 (former B1101) level crossing at Shippea Hill station

The original route of the B1101 ran northwestwards out of Bury St Edmunds for almost 40 miles.

The road started on the edge of Bury St Edmunds on the A134 (now the B1106 at this point) and headed northwest along the River Lark via Icklingham to Mildenhall, where it crossed the A11 and then headed through the centre of town.

The B1101 left Mildenhall by crossing what is now the runway of RAF Mildenhall and then entered the Fens, crossing the South Level and the Ely to Norwich railway line en route to the River Great Ouse. It met the A10 on the bank of the river and then multiplexed south along that road, crossing the river immediately and ending up in Littleport.

The B1101 regained its number in Littleport and left town to the west, zigzagging over the New and Old Bedford Rivers and eventually crossing the Sixteen Foot River. Then it turned left into Upwell, following the River Nene for a while, before continuing through Outwell and ending on the A47 on the far side of the village.

The importance of the B1101 was perceived very early on and so the road was upgraded to Class I status in the early 1920s, becoming the A1101. It is thus a member of a small group of roads (the B259 is another example) that has had the same number but different classifications.

There are one or two places where the A1101 moves away from the original B1101 route. One is the Mildenhall Airport diversion mentioned above. Upwell has also been bypassed; the original B1101 there was the B1412 for many years but is now unclassified.



B1101 (Bury St Edmunds - Outwell)
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