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From:  Little Clacton (TM163198)
To:  Dovercourt Station (TM256317)
Via:  Thorpe-le-Soken, Dovercourt
Distance:  12.5 miles (20.1 km)
Meets:  B1441, B1033, B1352, B1352, unclassified
Former Number(s):  A136
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B1414 Little Clacton - Upper Dovercourt
(B1352) Upper Dovercourt
B1414 Upper Dovercourt - Dovercourt Station
Oakley Road,Little Oakley

The B1414 is a medium-length B-road in east Essex. The majority of the road was originally numbered A136, although the eastern end of the road, the loop in Dovercourt, seems to have been numbered B1414 since the early 1930s. The road gained its current length in the late 1970s.

The road starts on the B1441 (former A133) in Little Clacton and heads northeast along Harwich Road, showing the road's terminus from the start. The road tries to become rural but is still within sight of buildings as we go under the Clacton Branch Line by Thorpe le Soken station and then climbs into that village. Soon we reach a T-junction on the B1033 and there's a very brief multiplex to the left until the B1414 regains its number by turning right at a mini-roundabout.

We now head north to reach open country for the first time. The road comes within a short distance of the sea (technically an inlet called the Hamford Water), after which the road inexplicably detours to the west, although as it climbs onto higher ground this could be to avoid the coastal marshes. There's a sharp right-hand bend and then we contour round into Great Oakley and then continue to wind into Little Oakley (it's hardly surprising this road no longer has Class I status).

Little Oakley is virtually a suburb of Harwich; the road becomes suburban and soon reaches the B1352 at a mini-roundabout. There's then a multiplex to the right for two-thirds of a mile into the centre of Upper Dovercourt, where the B1414 regains its number by turning right by the war memorial. The residential Fronks Road is then followed, which becomes the Marine Parade as it runs along the coast.

By the statue of Queen Victoria the B1414 TOTSOs left into Kingsway and heads north into the centre of Dovercourt. The B1352 is met again and crossed at traffic lights, after which the road continues along the remainder of Kingsway to end at a junction of unclassified roads by Dovercourt station.

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Other nearby roads
A133 • B1027 • B1031 • B1032 • B1369 • B1441 • B1442
B1400 – B1499
B1400 • B1401 • B1402 • B1403 • B1404 • B1405 • B1406 • B1407 • B1408 • B1409 • B1410 • B1411 • B1412 • B1413 • B1414 • B1415 • B1416 • B1417 • B1418 • B1419
B1420 • B1421 • B1422 • B1423 • B1424 • B1425 • B1426 • B1427 • B1428 • B1429 • B1430 • B1431 • B1432 • B1433 • B1434 • B1435 • B1436 • B1437 • B1438 • B1439
B1440 • B1441 • B1442 • B1443 • B1444 • B1445 • B1446 • B1447 • B1448 • B1449 • B1450 • B1451 • B1452 • B1453 • B1454 • B1455 • B1456 • B1457 • B1458 • B1459
B1460 • B1461 • B1462 • B1463 • B1464 • B1465 • B1466 • B1467 • B1468 • B1469 • B1470 • B1471 • B1472 • B1473 • B1474 • B1475 • B1476 • B1477 • B1478 • B1479
B1480 • B1481 • B1482 • B1483 • B1484 • B1485 • B1486 • B1487 • B1488 • B1489 • B1490 • B1491 • B1492 • B1493 • B1494 • B1495 • B1496 • B1497 • B1498 • B1499
Earlier Iterations: B1401 • B1408 • B1410 • B1423 • B1426 • B1428 • B1431 • B1432 • B1441 • B1442

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