B111 (Northern Ireland)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||8.2 miles (13.2 km)|
|Meets:||B77, A3, B131, A51, B78|
|Route outline (key)|
The B111 is a cross-country road in north County Armagh. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts on the B77 on the edge of Loughgall Country Park and heads southeast, losing the central line almost immediately. It initially skirts the country park but then continues across the fields. A couple of sharp bends and a few miles of undulating terrain take us across the long-gone Armagh to Portadown railway line by Richhill station, which is still largely complete albeit lacking track. Not long afterwards we reach a T-junction on the A3, which is crossed via a short multiplex to the left.
Now S2 for the first time the road soon enters Richhill and follows Corcreevy Road into the village centre. Originally the B111 followed Irish Street through town but now TOTSOs right onto New Line, which would be a relief road were it not built-up and traffic-calmed. A mini-roundabout is then reached, where we rejoin the original route of the B111. A spur continues ahead along Legacorry Road and soon reaches the B131; the spur used to follow Tandragee Street and was only classified when the other road came to town in the late 1920s.
We head south out of Richhill along Annareagh Road and contour round a low hill to reach Hamiltonsbawn, where we cross the A51 at a staggered crossroads. Another mile or so of open fields takes us to journey's end where the B78 comes in from the left and TOTSOs to take on the road ahead.
|B111 (Northern Ireland)|