B4008 (Crowmarsh Gifford - Benson)

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B4008
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From: Crowmarsh Gifford - Benson (SU616892)
To: Benson (SU625912)
Length: 1.3 miles (2.1 km)
Met (1923) B4007, A415
Traditional Counties

Oxfordshire

Route outline (key)
B4008 Streatley - Crowmarsh Gifford
B4008 Crowmarsh Gifford - Benson
This article is about the original B4008 near Wallingford.
For the current B4008 in Gloucestershire, see B4008
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Benson Lane on the former B4008

The B4008 was a short B-road on the opposite side of the River Thames from Wallingford.

It started in Crowmarsh Gifford, on the B4007 and headed north along Benson Lane to end on the A415 to the east of Benson.

Later in the 1920s the road was extended south via North Stoke to end on the B479 in Goring. In the early 1930s the B479 was rerouted to Benson rather than Goring and so that road took over the B4008 north of Crowmarsh Gifford, including the road's entire original section; in return the ex-B479 between Goring and the A42 at Streatley became part of the B4008.

In 1935 the B4008 number disappeared. The B4009 was extended south and took over the whole of the 1930s section of B4008. It remains this number.

The original section of B4008 has had a strange history. During World War II the northern section of the road was destroyed with the building of the runways of Benson Airfield and so a new section of road was built to the west (a short section of road towards the airfield from the south can still be seen). The original northern end of the B4008, therefore, is now under the airfield. Crowmarsh Gifford has now been bypassed and so most of what remains of the ex-B4008 is now unclassified.



B4008 (Crowmarsh Gifford - Benson)
PlacesWallingford
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Benson Lane on the former B4008 - Geograph - 830059.jpg
Other nearby roads
WallingfordA329 • A4074 • A4130 • A415 • A423 • A42 (Reading - Birmingham) • B4007 (Harcourt Hill - Harwell) • B4009 • B4013 • B479 • Icknield Way • T42 (Britain)
B4000 – B4099
B4000 • B4001 • B4002 • B4003 • B4004 • B4005 • B4006 • B4007 • B4008 • B4009 • B4010 • B4011 • B4012 • B4013 • B4014 • B4015 • B4016 • B4017 • B4018 • B4019
B4020 • B4021 • B4022 • B4023 • B4024 • B4025 • B4026 • B4027 • B4028 • B4029 • B4030 • B4031 • B4032 • B4033 • B4034 • B4035 • B4036 • B4037 • B4038 • B4039
B4040 • B4041 • B4042 • B4043 • B4044 • B4045 • B4046 • B4047 • B4048 • B4049 • B4050 • B4051 • B4052 • B4053 • B4054 • B4055 • B4056 • B4057 • B4058 • B4059
B4060 • B4061 • B4062 • B4063 • B4064 • B4065(W) • B4065(E) • B4066 • B4067 • B4068 • B4069 • B4070 • B4071 • B4072 • B4073 • B4074 • B4075 • B4076 • B4077 • B4078 • B4079
B4080 • B4081 • B4082(W) • B4082(E) • B4083 • B4084 • B4085 • B4086 • B4087 • B4088 • B4089 • B4090 • B4091 • B4092 • B4093 • B4094 • B4095 • B4096 • B4097 • B4098 • B4099
Earlier iterationsB4004 • B4007 • B4008 • B4014 • B4018 • B4021(W) • B4021(E) • B4023 • B4024 • B4025(W) • B4025(E) • B4027 • B4028 • B4029
B4043 • B4044 • B4045 • B4047 • B4053 • B4063 • B4064 • B4065 • B4066 • B4068 • B4069(W) • B4069(E) • B4070 • B4076 • B4088 • B4094 • B4098