B3257

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B3257
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From: Plusha (SX248802)
To: Bere Alston (SX447668)
Via: Bray Shop & Kelly Bray
Length: 21 miles (33.8 km)
Meets:  A30, B3254, A388, A390, B3362, unclassified
Former Number(s): B3256
Highway Authorities

Cornwall Council • Devon Council

Traditional Counties

Cornwall • Devon

Route outline (key)
B3257 Plusha - Taylor Shop
(A388) Taylor Shop - Kelly Bray
B3257 Kelly Bray - Hingston Down
(A390) Hingston Down - Gulworthy
B3257 Gulworthy - Bere Alston

Route

Junction at Plusha on the B3257

The B3257 is a road of three parts in Cornwall and Devon.

It starts on the A30 at Plusha on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Access to/from the eastbound carriageway of the A30 is via a gap in the central reservation.

The road heads southeast skirting the moor. It soon crosses the B3254 before going through the small villages of Coad's Green and Bray Shop before reaching the A388 at a T Junction at Taylor Shop. A multiplex of about a mile south along the A388 follows as far as Kelly Bray.

From Kelly Bray the B3257 follows its own course round the northern side of Kit Hill, passing through no villages en route, until it joins the A390 at a T Junction on Hingston Down. Once again it forms a multiplex - nearly five miles this time - east along the A390. It crosses into Devon at Gunnislake before climbing up to a roundabout at Gulworthy.

The third section of the B3257 heads south along the Bere Peninsula. The first place of any size met is Bere Alston, where the road ends at a T Junction on an unclassified road in the centre of the village.

History

Originally the B3257 was far more orthodox.

Its 1922 route was between the A30 at Plusha and the A388 at Taylor Shop. It was extended east round Kit Hill in 1935, taking over the entire route of the B3256.

The road remained wholly in Cornwall until around 1990. However, it has now been extended to Bere Alston via an unusually long multiplex.



B3257
JunctionsPlusha Junction
PlacesTavistock
Related Pictures
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Gulworthy - Geograph - 192122.jpgJunction at Plusha - Geograph - 637359.jpgKelly Bray Farm, Kelly Bray - Geograph - 178780.jpgOrestocks road junction - Geograph - 339025.jpgTerrace of houses along the main road at Bray Shop - Geograph - 409643.jpg
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