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C21 (Dorset)

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C21
Location Map ( geo)
Dorset C21 A30 Junction.jpg
The C21 crosses the A30
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From:  Milborne Port
To:  Bourton
Distance:  12.4 miles (20 km)
Meets:  A30, A357, B3081
Highway Authorities

Dorset

Traditional Counties

Dorset

Route outline (key)
C21 Milborne Port - Stalbridge
(C94) Stalbridge
(A357) Stalbridge-Henstridge
C21 Henstridge-Cucklington
(unk) Somerset
C21 Somerset-B3081
This article is about the Class III road numbered C21 maintained by Dorset Council.
For other roads numbered C21, see C21
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The C21 is a class III road in Dorset that is rather disjointed, and flirts with the Somerset Border to the point of harrassment. It starts at a junction on the A30, then climbing Copse House Hill. At the top of the hill, we briefly follow the line of the Dorset/Somerset border for the first time, before we reach a turning for Landshire Lane, which is a Somerset road following the border. The C21 carries straight on, until we reach a junction where the C96 TOTSOs, with which the C21 now multiplexes. After climbing Barrow Hill into Stalbridge, we now swoop down past the perennially parked cars, and reach a junction with the A357 that has awful visibility and STOP signs to match.

To follow the C21, we turn left here, as we are now multiplexing with the A357. After about 1 mile, we meet a junction at the Somerset border with Landshire Lane, and we turn right here, onto Landshire Lane. We're now on the C21 again - while Landshire Lane continues following the border, it's now the resposibility of Dorset. Eventually the border turns left to follow a river, and the road carries on through the village of Fifehead Magdalen, and meets the A30 again at a crossroads.

The C21 carries straight on, before meeting the Somerset border again about level with Gillingham, and this time we cross it and multiplex with the Somerset version for a mile, before the border meets back up and the road is maintained by Dorset again. ALmost immediately, we now meet the B3081 and the C21 finally gives up its chase here. There is a D road to the right that once was part of this road, but now the A303 cuts through the landscape, leaving only a disjointed footpath where this road once continued. A D road the other side continues what once would have been its line from the C173, which is the former A303.

The C21 now only extends as far as the B3081. The modern A303 is shown as an overlay.





C21 (Dorset)
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Dorset C21 A30 Junction.jpgFingerpost C21 Fifehead Magdalen.jpgDorset C21 Gillingham Tunnel.jpg
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