|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Thornham Parva (TM117724)|
|Via:||Eye, Stradbroke, Laxfield & Walpole|
|Distance:||21 miles (33.8 km)|
|Meets:||A140, B1077, B1118, B1116, A144|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1117 is a cross-country B-road in north Suffolk.
The road starts on the A140 near Thornham Parva and heads east, soon passing through Eye. A few miles further on it reaches Horham; the original line of the road immediately west of here was severed by the construction of RAF Horham in the 1940s and the road rerouted to the south. The old road has now been reinstated following closure of the runway but the B1117 still follows its later route.
A mile or so further on the B1117 crosses the B1118 at Stradbroke, which marks the road's original eastern end. However, the road was extended by 1st April 1927 and so the road now continues east. The B1117 is the dominant number in a short multiplex with the B1116 which ends with the B1117 having to TOTSO, after which we go through Laxfield and Heveningham. We then reach Halesworth where the road ends on the A144 on the south side of town.