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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Richmond (NZ175012)
To:  Northallerton (SE364946)
Distance:  14.7 miles (23.7 km)
Meets:  A6108, B6272, A6055, B1263, A167
Highway Authorities

North Yorkshire

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B6271 Richmond - Northallerton

The B6271 is a cross-country B-road in north Yorkshire.



The road starts on the A6108 on the eastern side of Richmond town centre and heads southeast. The street name of the A-road here is Frenchgate and a cross-channel atmosphere continues in the street name of the B6271 as it heads out of town: Maison Dieu.

On reaching open country the road follows the River Swale downstream, although the river itself is not met for over a mile. The road soon reaches Brompton-on-Swale and the B6272 before going under the A1(M) and through an industrial estate to reach traffic lights on the A6055 (pre-bypass A1).

The original line of the B6271 was further north than its current route: it headed to the north of Scorton before running south through the village. This section was severed with the construction of RAF Scorton during World War II and totally destroyed when the aerodrome was turned into a gravel quarry afterwards. The current line of the B6271 meets the B1263 to the south of Scorton and has to TOTSO right to continue its journey.

The road goes through Bolton-on-Swale (which isn't particularly close to the river) before heading eastwards once more. It skirts the grounds of Kiplin Hall before meeting the Swale again briefly just before going through Great Langton. After a short detour to the north the road continues through Yafforth before going over the East Coast Main Line and through an industrial estate to enter Northallerton. The road meets a mini-roundabout at the northern end of the A167 High Street, which was previously the eastern end of B6271. Just to the right is a level crossing on the line to Middlesbrough.

Since 2022 there is a multiplex northwards with A167 along Darlington Road to a roundabout where the road turns right onto North Moor Road. It passes over the Northallerton to Stockton railway line before ending on A684 Stokesley Road.


North Northallerton Link Road

North Moor Road, connecting the Darlington and Stokesley Road, was opened on 16 December 2022. It was financed by housing developers and a grant from the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Cost was £12 million.

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