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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Stump Cross (TL505440)
To:  Chipping Ongar (TL551039)
Via:  Saffron Walden, Thaxted, Great Dunmow, The Rodings
Distance:  31.7 miles (51 km)
Meets:  A1301, M11, A11, B1383, B1052, B1053, B1051, B1256, B1008, A1060, A128, A414
Former Number(s):  A130
Highway Authorities


Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B184 Stump Cross - Saffron Walden
(B1052) Saffron Walden
B184 Saffron Walden - Thaxted
(B1051) Thaxted
B184 Thaxted - Leaden Roding
(A1060) Leaden Roding
B184 Leaden Roding - Chipping Ongar

The B184 is a long B-road in Essex. It is considerably longer than it was originally by dint of its having taken over a sizeable chunk of the A130 when that was downgraded following the building of the M11.

The B184 now starts at Stump Cross, also known as M11 J9A, just inside the Essex border with Cambridgeshire and the point where the A11 reappears after a considerable distance playing second fiddle to the M11. The B184 then heads roughly southeast along the ex-A130 into Saffron Walden, where it crosses the B1052, although the classified roads through the one-way system in the town centre could belong to either road!

Leaving Saffron Walden, the B184 continues across Essex countryside through Thaxted, where the B184 is definitely the dominant partner in a multiplex with the B1051, and to the edge of Great Dunmow. Up until the mid 2010s, the road then went through the town centre, turning right at a mini-roundabout which marks the original 1922 starting point of the road. It then crossed the B1256 and A120 in Great Dunmow without a junction for either.

High Roding

Today, the road leaves its original line at Bowyers Bridge Roundabout (just to the south of Bowyers Bridge), bypassing Great Dunmow to the west of the town centre, and ending up on a roundabout with the B1256 (Woodlands Roundabout). At this point, the driver wishing to continue on the B184 needs to head back towards Dunmow on the B1256, taking the route of the original southern bypass, and then head south towards Chelmsford. Just prior to the Dunmow South Interchange, one then needs to turn back on oneself towards the town centre on the B1008, before being able to turn left to start the next section of the B184.

Leaving Great Dunmow behind, the B184 follows a Roman Road into The Rodings. At Leaden Roading, there is a short multiplex along the A1060, after which the B184 continues south to end on a roundabout on the A414 in Chipping Ongar. Straight ahead is the A128 and the former tube station.

Related Pictures
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The B184 through High Roding, Essex (C) Derek Voller - Geograph - 1371517.jpgFour Wantz roundabout, Chipping Ongar - Geograph - 2926809.jpgRoundabout on B184 south of Butchers Pasture - Geograph - 2075743.jpgBowyer's Bridge, Near Little Easton, Essex - Geograph - 1371124.jpgPlaque on Bowyer's Bridge, near Little Easton, Essex. - Geograph - 1371063.jpg
Other nearby roads
Saffron Walden
B100 – B199
B100 • B101·B102 • B103 • B104 • B105 • B106 • B107 • B108 • B109 • B110 • B111 • B112 • B113 • B114 • B115 • B116 • B117 • B118 • B119
B120 • B121 • B122 • B123 • B124 • B125 • B126 • B127 • B128 • B129 • B130 • B131 • B132 • B133 • B134 • B135 • B136 • B137 • B138 • B139
B140 • B141 • B142 • B143 • B144 • B145 • B146 • B147 • B148 • B149 • B150 • B151 • B152 • B153 • B154 • B155 • B156 • B157 • B158 • B159
B160 • B161 • B162 • B163 • B164 • B165 • B166 • B167 • B168 • B169 • B170 • B171 • B172 • B173 • B174 • B175 • B176 • B177 • B178 • B179
B180 • B181 • B182 • B183 • B184 • B185 • B186 • B187 • B188 • B189 • B190 • B191 • B192 • B193 • B194 • B195 • B196 • B197 • B198(S) • B198(N) • B199
Earlier uses: B106 • B109 • B110 • B113 • B122 • B155(N) • B155(S) • B162 • B169 • B176 • B179

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