|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Pocklington Common (SE808467)|
|Distance:||1.5 miles (2.4 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1247 is a short B-road leading south from Pocklington, near York.
Both on a map and on the ground, the B1247 looks as if it used to be part of the pre-bypass A1079 through Pocklington. This is not the case, however, as the A1079 has always had its present route in the area.
The B1247 starts in the centre of Pocklington at a roundabout junction with the B1246, which TOTSOs here in both directions – although in practice through traffic on the latter route is directed via the unclassified Bridge Street and Chapmangate, the B1246 in the town centre being both narrow and, in part, one-way.
Originally the B1247 left the town centre by way of Regent Street but it has now been moved to run along the parallel Station Road. (Rail services were withdrawn from Pocklington half a century ago but the attractive station building still stands). Continuing southward, the B1247 follows the road known as The Balk and then crosses Pocklington Common before ending on the A1079.