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B3169 (Ilminster - Upottery)

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B3169
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From:Horton Cross (ST335152)
To:Stopgate (ST235099)
Length:7.6 miles (12.2 km)
Met: A374, B3170
Now part of:A303
Traditional Counties

Devon • Somerset

Route outline (key)
B3169 Ilminster - Stopgate
This article is about the former B3169 from Ilminster to Stopgate.
For the current B3169 in Congresbury, see B3169
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The A303 (former B3169) Knightshayne Bend

The B3169 was a rural B-road running west of Ilminster.

It actually started at Horton Cross, to the west of Ilminster, on the A374, just to the south of that road's junction with the A358. It headed west through Horton itself but passed through no other places large enough to be villages.

After crossing the River Yarty into Devon it ended on the B3170 in Stopgate.

In the early 1930s the entire road was upgraded to Class I status, becoming the A3079, which also took over the southernmost section of the B3170 as far as the A30 at Upottery. Then in 1933 the A303 was created which took over the entire road.

Most of the original route of the A303 has been upgraded in the meantime. The ex-B3169, however, is an exception. Apart from bypasses at Horton and also on the county boundary the A303 still runs along the route of the B3169.



B3169 (Ilminster - Upottery)
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