B735 (Glenluce - Glasserton)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||20 miles (32.2 km)|
|Met (1923):||A75, A714, B734|
|Now part of:||A747|
|Route outline (key)|
The original B735 was a long B-road along the southern Wigtownshire coast.
It started on the A75 to the east of Glenluce, at a point now bypassed, and headed south to reach Luce Bay, from where it followed the coast eastwards for some distance. Presently it reached Port William where it met the A714 (now B7085).
A couple of miles further on the road reached Monreith, where it turned inland. It headed east to Glasserton and reached the B734; the two roads ended end-on.
The road was quickly upgraded to Class I status. By 1932 it had become the A747 which it remains.
It is not known whether the B735 was actually extended, or whether this road was given the number after the original B735 was upgraded to A747. Certainly, the A747 number must have been allocated before the A750 number but this does not mean that the A747 took over the whole of the B735 when first allocated. It is of course possible that the B735 was extended all the way to Isle of Whithorn, part of which later became the A750.