|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Witney By Pass (SP375096)|
|Distance:||16.2 miles (26.1 km)|
|Meets:||A40, A4095, B4437, A44, B4030, A361|
|Old route now:||A415|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4022 is a long rural B-road in west Oxfordshire.
Originally it started on the A420 in Kingston Bagpuize and headed north via Ducklington into Witney, where there was a brief multiplex along the A40. This section of road was upgraded to Class I status as the A415 in the early 1930s cutting the road back to Witney. However, the town was later bypassed and the B4022 took over the ex-A40 east of town as far as the bypass, giving the road its current route.
The B4022, therefore, starts at the eastern end of the Witney bypass, at a junction with only east-facing sliproads, and heads west through the eastern side of town. It crosses the A4095 at a double mini-roundabout before turning right at another mini-roundabout to head north out of town. It bends left then right to go through Hailey and Finstock, where it crosses the Cotswold Line and the River Evenlode. It then turns sharply left to follow the river upstream.
After another mile the B4022 reaches Charlbury. It meets the B4437 where it TOTSOs left. The B4022 has gone along Park Street and Sheep Street through the years but its current route is Sturt Road, meaning it avoids the centre of town. It reaches a crossroads where it has to give way. Straight ahead is the continuation of the B4437 but the B4022 TOTSOs right. It then climbs out of the valley of the Evenlode to reach Enstone where it crosses the A44 (former A34) at a staggered crossroads.
After crossing the River Glyme there is another staggered crossroads, this time with the B4030, before the B4022 skirts Enstone Airfield. After passing Great Tew it crosses a steep valley before ending at a T-junction on the A361.