|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Sturminster Newton (ST784135)|
|Via:||Maiden Bradley, Gillingham, East Stour|
|Distance:||25.3 miles (40.7 km)|
|Meets:||B3090, A361, A303, B3095, B3081, A30, B3091, A357|
|Former Number(s):||B3094, B3091|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3092 is one of the the West Country's longer B-roads.
Starting on the B3090 in Frome, it heads south, quickly crossing the A361 bypass at a roundabout before climbing into Wiltshire. Longleat is on the far side of the woods on the left. The road goes through Maiden Bradley and then skirts the Long Knoll, a ridge in the vicinity, following the hills to Stourton.
Originally the B3092 headed south from Stourton to Zeals where there was a short multiplex with the B3090 (later A303) before the road continued on to Milton on Stour. Now, however, the B3092 heads southeast to cross the A303 via a GSJ and goes into Mere.
Just before the village it performs a TOTSO where the B3095 heads straight on (the straight road is the pre-bypass A303) and continues south. It now descends into Dorset and Milton on Stour, where it rejoins its original route. From here the road follows the valley of the Sheen Water to Gillingham. The B3092 multiplexes with the B3081 through the town and over the River Stour.
Regaining its number on the south side of the railway line, the B3092 then passes over Hunger Hill to the village of East Stour, where it crosses the A30. It then follows the flood plain of the River Stour to Todber. There it leaves the plain for a time and goes over the hills to Marnhull, Hinton St Mary and Sturminster Newton, where it meets the B3091 in the centre of town.
Originally the B3092 ended here in the Market Place but it was extended over the ex-B3091 in 1935 as priority was given to the road carrying more traffic. It therefore continues south and over the River Stour bridge. There it ends at a T-junction on the A357.