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B735 (Glenluce - Glasserton)

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B735
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From:  Glenluce (NX206576)
To:  Glasserton (NX424383)
Via:  Port William
Distance:  20 miles (32.2 km)
Met (1923) A75, A714, B734
Now part of:  A747
Traditional Counties

Wigtownshire

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B735 Glenluce - Glasserton
This article is about the original B735 along Luce Bay in Wigtownshire.
For the current B735 north of Kirkcowan in the same county, see B735
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The A747 *(former B735) at Chippermore Port

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.

The eastern extension of the B735

The 1932 map, left, shows that the B735 number remained in the area until 1935. It ran east from its original eastern terminus to end on the A750 (now B7004) well on the way to Isle of Whithorn.

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.

What is certain is that the extension of the B735 was upgraded to an extension of the A747 in 1935 and was then declassified when the A750 was downgraded to Class II status.





B735 (Glenluce - Glasserton)
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