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B2040

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B2040
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Ospringe (TR004608)
To:  Preston (TR025603)
Via:  Faversham
Distance:  2.2 miles (3.5 km)
Meets:  A2, B2041
Old route now:  B2205
Highway Authorities

Kent

Traditional Counties

Kent

Route outline (key)
B2040 Ospringe – Faversham – Preston
B2040 Preston – Whitstable – Herne Bay
The B2040, North Lane, passing the Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham

The B2040 is a loop north off the A2 in north Kent, serving the town of Faversham.

The route starts on the A2 in Ospringe, west of Faversham. It heads up to the Shepherd Neame Brewery, and around the north of Faversham town centre. It turns left at traffic lights, with the road ahead being the B2041. After this, it runs eastwards along Whitstable Road before a sharp 90-degree bend takes it along Love Lane and back towards the A2.

History

Herne Bay in 1923, showing the B2040

When road numbers were first allocated in 1923, the B2040 originally carried straight on along Graveney Road and Head Hill Road towards Whitstable and ending in Herne Bay. By the end of the 1920s, the section to the east of Graveney Road had been upgraded to become the original A299. Since then, this road has been largely downgraded following the construction of the Thanet Way, although the section between Whitstable and Herne Bay is now part of the B2205. It was this downgrading that rerouted the eastern end of the B2040 back to the A2; until then it had ended on the A299 near Goodnestone.




B2040
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North Lane, Faversham - Geograph - 3718251.jpgB2040 Whitstable Road and footbridge over railway - Geograph - 1250885.jpg
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