|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Clay Hill Road, Timberlog Lane|
|Distance:||1 miles (1.6 km)|
|Old route now:||A132|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1419 is a short road connecting the Vange and Barstaple areas of Basildon in Essex. The number is not displayed on signs and some maps label the route as a spur of the B1464; however, local authority documentation and published road orders confirm that B1419 is its true number.
The mile-long route starts at a mini-roundabout on the B1464 (the A13 until the 1970s) by The Barge public house (now closed) in Vange, at the point where London Road becomes the eastbound High Road. It heads north along Clay Hill Road to a second mini-roundabout where it bears right, crosses over the railway line, and continues as Timberlog Lane to its terminus on the A1321 Broadmayne.
The route when first classified (in the 1930s) continued to a point about one mile north-east of its present terminus on Broadmayne. However, the post-war growth of Basildon New Town and the construction of new main roads to serve it have seen the original route in Barstable and beyond either incorporated – with interruptions – into the present unclassified local road network or partly taken over by a section of the "new" A132 (as re-routed in the early 1960s).
For anyone wishing to trace the original northern half of the road, the details are as follows:
A mini-roundabout some 150 metres south of the route's present terminus marks the point where the B1419 originally swung first right and then left. This section, now interrupted after 260 metres by the east-west A1321, Broadmayne, is today's Timberlog Close: a cul-de-sac which affords vehicular access to Basildon Lower Academy (the former Barstable School). Although the old route is now severed by the busy Broadmayne dual carriageway, an overbridge gives pedestrians and cyclists access to the housing estate on the north side of the main road. This estate is known as Craylands – after a farm which once stood here – and the (discontinuous) road now called Craylands running through it follows the old route of the B1419. The final part of what was Timberlog Lane ((now a part of East Mayne between today's Whitmore Way and Burnt Mills Road) lies beneath the current north-south A132.
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