B4070 (Stonehouse - Claypits)
|Distance:||3.5 miles (5.6 km)|
|Now part of:||A419|
|Route outline (key)|
The original B4070 was a short road west of Stroud.
It started on the then-A434 at Stonehouse and headed northwest. After a short southward turn to go through the village of Eastington it resumed its northwestward course and ended soon afterwards on the A38 at Claypits, between Cambridge and Whitminster.
The importance of the road was evident early on and it was upgraded to Class I status in the mid-1920s, becoming the A4096.
Much later, with the coming of the M5, the A419 (which had taken over the A434 here in 1935) was rerouted west along most of the ex-B4070 in order to reach the new motorway. A new link road was built bypassing Eastington to connect with junction 13. The western section of the ex-B4070 is therefore now unclassified.