|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Barford St Martin (SU057314)|
|To:||Willoughby Hedge (ST870335)|
|Via:||Dinton, Teffont Magna|
|Distance:||12.9 miles (20.8 km)|
|Meets:||A30, A350, A303|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3089 is a largely rural B-road in west Wiltshire. Once part of the main turnpike road from Salisbury to the west (it was superseded in 1788), the route is described in the 1922 Road Lists as Wilton - West Knoyle although it has always started in Barford St Martin and never quite reached West Knoyle itself.
The road begins in the centre of Barford, at the point where the A30 makes a sharp bend, and heads west, following the River Nadder to Dinton and crossing the West Of England Main Line en route. Now beginning to climb out of the valley, the B3089 bends to the north to reach Teffont Magna, where a leftward TOTSO brings it back onto a westward heading. Skirting the village of Chilmark, the road proceeds via a hilly section to Fonthill Bishop and continues over the hills to Hindon.
About a mile and a half west of Hindon our route intersects the A350 at a staggered crossroads which – unusually for its rural location – is controlled by traffic lights. A further mile brings us to Willoughby Hedge services and a junction with the A303, which marks the end of our route. The village of West Knoyle lies down a minor road to the left.