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B3283

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B3283
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Catchall (SW430280)
To:  Sparnon (SW398241)
Via:  St Buryan
Distance:  3.4 miles (5.5 km)
Meets:  A30, B3315
Primary Destinations
Highway Authorities

Cornwall

Traditional Counties

Cornwall

Route outline (key)
B3283 Catchall - Sparnon
This article is about the current B3283 in Penwith.
For the original B3283 south of Newquay, see B3283 (Newquay)
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Signposts at Crean Junction

The B3283 is a short road in West Cornwall. It links the A30 at Catchall with the B3315 at Sparnon. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number around 1935.

The road starts at a t-junction on the A30 a few miles west of Penzance, but the road is angled to be more of a fork from the A30 westbound. It is marked "St Buryan 2 B3283" and "Porthcurno 6 (B3315)" and is also marked with brown tourist signs for the Minack Theatre and the Wartime Telegraph Museum. The road at the terminus has a corrugated upright barrier on an island separating the carriageways and this is possibly a method of stopping headlight glare onto the A30 causing confusion for westbound traffic.

We're in West Cornwall so expect a rural outlook, high hedges, plenty of bends and an often missing centre line where the road narrows. Presently the tower of St Buryan church appears and then a 30mph limit is reached. A Texaco garage, the village hall, post office, the pub, the aforementioned church and a Londis store are passed quickly before there is a return to the NSL and open countryside once more. However, perhaps it is worth a short detour in the village. St Buryan was recorded in the Domesday Book and had one of the earliest consecrated churches in Cornwall from the 10th century. The current church was dedicated in 1238.

Back on the road and for a little while it is fairly straight and wider. Shortly, however, the bends and narrows return.

The road ends shortly afterwards at a Totso for the B3315, which is the left turn and continuance of the road ahead at the hamlet of Sparnon.




B3283
Junctions
Places
Related Pictures
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The road to Crean.jpgThe road junction at Sparnon - Geograph - 1584893.jpgCaught it! - Geograph - 169069.jpgSign post - Geograph - 1733446.jpgThe junction of the B3283 with the A30 at Catchall - Geograph - 1326656.jpg
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Penzance
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