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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Hawkhurst (TQ756295)
To:  Sedlescombe (TQ781169)
Distance:  8.2 miles (13.2 km)
Meets:  A229, B2165, A21
Former Number(s):  A229
Highway Authorities

East Sussex  • Kent

Traditional Counties

Kent • Sussex

Route outline (key)
B2244 Hawkhurst - Sedlescombe
The B2244 south of High Wigsell

The B2244 runs along part of the former A229, mostly in Sussex. It runs along the more-or-less straight Junction Road.

It starts up on The Moor, south of Hawkhurst, branching off from the A229, and heads south. It bends slightly before heading dead straight to the Merriments and Conghurst Lane crossroads. It heads up and down (with a noticeable dip in the road if heading Northwards), passing through woodland to High Wigsell, The Curlew Pub and the road between Hurst Green and Staplecross on the ridge. After more deep woodland and then an open area, the road descends to cross two narrow bridges, one of which carries the road across the River Rother. In between the two bridges is the old crossing point of the Rother Valley Railway, which has had its track re-laid to the east as part of the preserved Kent & East Sussex Railway.

Heading uphill, the road meanders slowly and heads underneath the unusual crossing of the B2089 by a narrow brick arch carrying the road above. The road now skirts the edge of Cripps Corner for a few yards to meet with the B2165 at a small triangle junction; that road is the only connection between the B2244 and B2089.

The road now carries on through woodland and open areas, meandering more, until it reaches the village of Sedlescombe. Here, the road is lined with parked cars. It slowly descends to yet another narrow obstacle: another bridge, this time over the River Brede. Heading out of Sedlescombe, the road straightens to meet up to the A21 outside Blackbrooks garden centre at a wide T-junction.

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B2244 Cripp's Corner - Coppermine - 18334.jpgGSJ on B2244 near Staplecross (E Sussex) - Coppermine - 10213.jpgJunction Road B2244 - Geograph - 836257.jpgB2244 (Former A229) near Kent-Sussex border - Coppermine - 18335.jpg
B2200 • B2201 • B2202 • B2203 • B2204 • B2205 • B2206 • B2207 • B2208 • B2209 • B2210 • B2211 • B2212 • B2213 • B2214 • B2215 • B2216 • B2217 • B2218 • B2219
B2220 • B2221 • B2222 • B2223 • B2224 • B2225 • B2226 • B2227 • B2228 • B2229 • B2230 • B2231 • B2232 • B2233 • B2234 • B2235 • B2236 • B2237 • B2238 • B2239
B2240 • B2241 • B2242 • B2243 • B2244 • B2245 • B2246 • B2247 • B2248 • B2249 • B2250 • B2251 • B2252 • B2253 • B2254 • B2255 • B2256 • B2257 • B2258 • B2259
B2260 • B2261 • B2262 • B2263 • B2264 • B2265 • B2266 • B2267 • B2268 • B2269 • B2270 • B2271 • B2272 • B2273 • B2274 • B2275 • B2276 • B2277 • B2278 • B2279
B2280 • B2281 • B2282 • B2283 • B2284 • B2285 • B2286 • B2287 • B2288 • B2289 • B2290 • B2291 • B2292 • B2293 • B2294 • B2295 • B2296 • B2297 • B2298 • B2299
Earlier iterations: B2200

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