|From:||Surbiton Road (TQ181680)|
|To:||Surbiton railway station (TQ180673)|
|Distance:||0.5 miles (0.7 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3363 is a side road in Surbiton.
The road starts at traffic lights on the A240 Surbiton Road and heads southwestwards along Maple Road, which is residential and traffic-calmed. It TOTSOs left at the next set of lights onto Claremont Road and follows this for the rest of its route. The road is initially residential but we soon pass a park to reach the centre of town. The road is lined with shops for its final stretch, which ends opposite the station at a roundabout on the B3370.
The B3363 came into being in the late 1920s after construction of the A3 Kingston bypass put the road into the 3-zone. However, the road above remained unclassified.
The original route of the B3363 was a simple renumbering of the B285, which had been put out of zone when the bypass was completed and therefore needed a new number. At that time it started on the A3063 (former A3) London Road and headed south along Knight's Park to cross the Hogsmill River. It then zigzagged onto Fassett Road (quickly replaced by the winding Beaufort Road), which took it to its terminus on the A240 Surbiton Road.
Owing to the short length of the road its history is not fully known. However, it had definitely been extended over its current route by the 1950s. In more recent years the original section of the road has been declassified and the bridge over the Hogsmill River closed to traffic.