B4031

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B4031
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From: Barley Mow Farm, Croughton (SP575334)
To: Swerford Heath (SP391317)
Length: 12.2 miles (19.6 km)
Meets:  A421, A43, B4100, A4260, A361
Old route now: A421
Highway Authorities

Northamptonshire  • Oxfordshire

Traditional Counties

Northamptonshire • Oxfordshire

Route outline (key)
B4031 Finmere - Barley Mow Farm
B4031 Barley Mow Farm - Aynho
(B4100) Aynho
B4031 Aynho - Swerford Heath
County Bridge

The B4031 is a rural B-road near Banbury.

Originally the road started on the A421 at Finmere on the Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire border. However, in the 2000s the A421 was extended west along the B4031 to avoid Bicester. As such the B4031 now starts at the Barleymow Roundabout, where it also meets the A43.

The road heads westwards through Croughton before reaching a T-junction on the B4100. The B4031 turns right and multiplexes along that road through Aynho. On a map the B4031 is the straight road whereas the B4100 twists and turns - but then that road is the former A41 and therefore trunk at one time.

After passing through Aynho the B4031 turns left to regain its number. It descends to go under the M40 and then, in very quick succession, goes under the Oxford-Bicester Railway Line, over the Oxford-Banbury Railway Line and over the Oxford Canal at Aynho Wharf. Then we cross the River Cherwell at Clifton where the road crosses into Oxfordshire. The road then climbs on to Deddington, where there is a very narrow section just before the Market Square. We then cross the A4260 at traffic lights.

The next village is Hempton before the road descends Steepness Hill to cross a saddle before climbing again to Iron Down. It skirts the edge of the plateau before terminating on the A361 on Swerford Heath.



B4031
JunctionsBarleymow Roundabout
CrossingsCounty Bridge
PlacesBuckingham
Related Pictures
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County Bridge - Geograph - 464076.jpgDeddington Arms Hotel, Deddington - Geograph - 1234210.jpgMarket Place, Deddington - Geograph - 1228185.jpgOld road sign in Deddington - Geograph - 971069.jpgOld road signs outside County Hall - Geograph - 1322852.jpg
Other nearby roads
BuckinghamA413 • A421 • A422 • A4421 • B4034 • C137 (Buckinghamshire) • C15 (Buckinghamshire) • C18 (Buckinghamshire) • C3 (Buckinghamshire) • C51 (Buckinghamshire)
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