B4020

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B4020
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From: Burford (SP254115)
To: Clanfield (SP284020)
Length: 7.8 miles (12.6 km)
Meets:  A40, B4477, A4095
Old route now: B4477, A4095
Highway Authorities

Oxfordshire

Traditional Counties

Oxfordshire

Route outline (key)
B4020 Burford – Carterton
(B4477) Carterton – Alvescot
B4020 Carterton - Black Bourton
B4020 Alvescot – Clanfield
B4020 Clanfield - Faringdon
Entering Clanfield from the north

The B4020 is a short rural B-road in west Oxfordshire.

It starts on the A40 on the edge of the Cotswold town of Burford and heads southeast, descending gradually. It passes Shilton and enters Carterton where it meets the B4477 at a set of traffic lights.

Originally the B4020 carried straight on through the village to Black Bourton. During the 1950s the road was severed when the runways of the nearby RAF Brize Norton were extended as part of the US Air Force's facilities for the Cold War. The B4020 was rerouted to the west. Carterton itself received a bypass some years later. Then, for some reason, the road to the west of Carterton was renumbered B4477. The B4020, therefore, multiplexes west along the B4477 for a couple of miles before that road TOTSOs right and the B4020 continues on round the western end of the runways.

After passing through Alvescot the B4020 reaches Black Bourton where it rejoins its original route. It continues south across fairly featureless countryside to Clanfield, where it meets the A4095 where that road TOTSOs.

Originally the A4095 did not exist and so the B4020 continued on to Faringdon where it ended on the A420 in the centre of town. This section was upgraded to Class I status in the late 1920s.



B4020
PlacesBurford
Related Pictures
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Approaching Carterton - Geograph - 1291759.jpgB4020 heading north - Geograph - 1487266.jpgComing into Alvescot - Geograph - 1536976.jpgThe B4020 & B4477 go their separate ways - Geograph - 589359.jpgThe B4020 approaching Burford - Geograph - 1591711.jpg
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