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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Birkenshaw (NS688617)
To:  Bellshill (NS722605)
Via:  Tannochside
Distance:  2.7 miles (4.3 km)
Meets:  A721, A752, A725
Highway Authorities

North Lanarkshire

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B7001 Birkenshaw - Bellshill

The B7001 is a short urban road in north Lanarkshire. It was originally unclassified but had gained its number by 1932. Road improvements in the area have shortened the road at both ends.

Originally the road started on the A721 (renumbered A74 in 1935) just west of that road's bridge over the North Calder Water and headed east along what is now Roundknowe Road. The route was severed by the construction of the M73, however, and so the road now starts to the southeast of its original western end by turning off today's A721 at a roundabout hard by the M73 and M74. It zigzags and climbs into Birkenshaw before straightening out when it reaches its original route.

We follow Old Edinburgh Road, a name that suggests this road was once far more important. In 1922, indeed, our road was not classified, whilst the New Edinburgh Road to the south was given Class I status as the A721. The present-day road has a service road, first on the left, then on both sides, then only on the right, and so is rarely lined with houses itself. The road is also dead-straight, showing its history as a Roman Road.

It's not long before a roundabout is reached, where the A752 comes in from the right and takes over the road ahead for a short distance, as far as the next roundabout. We now pass between a retail park and a warehouse and then through the centre of Tannochside. The houses soon come back and once again there's a short service road on the left but this doesn't last long. We continue on past more houses and then go through an industrial estate to reach a large GSJ on the A725. Our road ends here, where it also meets the A721, but prior to the construction of the junction it met the latter road a short distance further on.

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B7000 – B7999
B7000 • B7001 • B7002 • B7003 • B7004 • B7005 • B7006 • B7007 • B7008 • B7009 • B7010 • B7011 • B7012 • B7013 • B7014 • B7015 • B7016 • B7017 • B7018 • B7019
B7020 • B7021 • B7022 • B7023 • B7024 • B7025 • B7026 • B7027 • B7028 • B7029 • B7030 • B7031 • B7032 • B7033 • B7034 • B7035 • B7036 • B7037 • B7038 • B7039
B7040 • B7041 • B7042 • B7043 • B7044 • B7045 • B7046 • B7047 • B7048 • B7049 • B7050 • B7051 • B7052 • B7053 • B7054 • B7055 • B7056 • B7057 • B7058 • B7059
B7060 • B7061 • B7062 • B7063 • B7064 • B7065 • B7066 • B7067 • B7068 • B7069 • B7070 • B7071 • B7072 • B7073 • B7074 • B7075 • B7076 • B7077 • B7078 • B7079
B7080 • B7081 • B7082 • B7083 • B7084 • B7085 • B7086 • B7087 • B7088 • B7089 • B7090 • B7091 • B7092 • B7093 • B7094 • B7095 • B7096 • B7097 • B7098 • B7099
Earlier iterations: B7011 • B7035 • B7039 • B7054 • B7058

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