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B1256 (Yorkshire)

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B1256
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From:Thirsk (SE432821)
To:Pickering (SE798838)
Via:Sutton Bank
Length:26.6 miles (42.8 km)
Met: A61, A19, B1257, A169, A170
Now part of:A170
Traditional Counties

Yorkshire

Route outline (key)
B1256 Thirsk - Pickering
This article is about the original B1256 in Yorkshire.
For the Darlington northern bypass, now the A1150, see B1256 (Darlington)
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For the current B1256 in Essex, see B1256.
The former B1256 (now A170) in Middleton

The original route of the B1256 was the road between Thirsk and Pickering in the North York Moors.

The B1256 started on the A19 in Thirsk and headed east up Sutton Bank before zigzagging through Helmsley and ending on the A169 in Pickering.

It is possible that the gradient of Sutton Bank (even today a 25% gradient and prohibited to caravans) denied the road Class I status in 1922. However, its importance soon overruled this and it became a western extension of the A170 in the 1920s. Apart from a few bypasses, for example of Kirkbymoorside, this remains the situation today.



B1256 (Yorkshire)
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