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Barnstaple

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Barnstaple
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County
Devon
Highway Authority
Devon
Forward Destination on
A39, A361, A377
Next Primary Destinations
Bideford • Exeter • Taunton
Places related to the A39
Wells • Falmouth • Truro • Bude • Wadebridge • Bideford • Bridgwater • Glastonbury • Bath • Minehead

Barnstaple is a large town in north Devon. It acts as a service centre for the many coastal resorts nearby, as well as enjoying a sizeable tourist trade itself. A series of bypasses and relief roads over the last 20–30 years have moved the A39 and A361 away from the Town centre.

Routes

Route To Notes

A39

Bideford

A361

Taunton, Exeter

A377

Crediton

A39

Combe Martin, Lynton

A361

Ilfracombe

A3125

Bickington

B3230

Ilfracombe Access via A39

B3232

Torrington Access via A361 & A39

B3233

Instow Access via A3125

History

Barnstaple in 1953

Before any of the bypasses were built around Barnstaple, the A361 and A39 used to loop around each other in the town centre, with the A377 terminating on the A361 at Newport to the south east. There were seemingly no B roads in the town, and the A39 followed the route of the modern B3233 as it headed west towards Bideford.

The Barnstaple Urban Relief Road was officially opened on 26 April 1989 by A.L. Sayers, Chairman of County Council, per plaque. It had been built in stages, part of which was in place before 1986. Stage 4 plans between Braunton Road and The Strand were abandoned in 2006. The eastern A361 section was later renumbered A39.




Barnstaple
Projects
Junctions
Roads
A39 • A361 • A364 (Barnstaple - Bamford) • A373 • A377 • A3125 • B3138 • B3149 • B3230 • B3232 • B3233 • EuroVelo 1 • T41 (Britain)
Related Pictures
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Barnstaple Bypass - Coppermine - 12070.jpgOdd sign - Coppermine - 5225.JPGNew A3125 link road - Coppermine - 4826.JPGBarnstaple bypass bus road - Coppermine - 6815.JPGApproaching Roundswell Roundabout on the A39 from the west - Geograph - 3968581.jpg
Places in South West England
Major CitiesBath • Bristol • Bournemouth • Exeter • Gloucester • Plymouth • Salisbury • Truro
Primary DestinationsBarnstaple • Bideford • Blandford • Bodmin • Bridgwater • Bude • Cheltenham • Chippenham • Cirencester • Dorchester • Exmouth • Falmouth • Frome • Glastonbury • Helston • Honiton • Launceston • Liskeard • Marlborough • Minehead • Newquay • Okehampton • Paignton • Penzance • Poole • Redruth • St Austell • Shepton Mallet • Stroud • Swindon • Taunton • Tavistock • Torquay • Wadebridge • Warminster • Wells • Weston • Weymouth • Yeovil
Other PlacesAvonmouth • Bere Regis • Callington • Christchurch • Devizes • Hayle • Hugh Town • Ilfracombe • Ilminster • Kingsbridge • Looe • Melksham • Newton Abbot • Padstow • Saltash • St Ives • Stonehenge • Stow • Swanage • Tewkesbury • Tiverton • Torpoint • Wellington • Westbury • Wimborne


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