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Charvilles Roundabout

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Charvilles' Roundabout
Location Map ( geo)
Roundabout on the A1170 - Geograph - 1030183.jpg
A snow covered Charvilles Roundabout
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Location
Ware
County
Hertfordshire
Highway Authority
Hertfordshire
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A1170, B1001
Junctions related to the A1170
Junctions related to the B1001

Charvilles Roundabout is a roundabout in Ware, where the A1170 (Baldock Street) meets the B1001 (Watton Road).

The roundabout is also known as the Baldock Street Roundabout and Watton Road Roundabout; however, the majority of locals know it as Charvilles', named after the Charville Brothers car dealership and repair workshop that stood to the north east of the roundabout.

The roundabout was constructed in 1971, prior to the A10 Ware bypass being constructed. It is a large roundabout owing to a never-realised plan to construct a relief road for Ware High street from the roundabout in a south-easterly direction, cutting through the present car park, to approximately the site currently occupied by Tesco's car park.

For construction to take place, several buildings required demolition, including 1 Monkey Row. This was a timber framed building, constructed originally in 1450 which the owner, May Savidge moved piece by piece in 1971 to Wells-Next-to-the-Sea. The story is available as a novel Miss Savidge moves her house (ISBN 1845135180) also titled: A Lifetime in the Building


Routes

Route To Notes

A1170

Buntingford (A10)

A1170

Town Centre

B1001

Watton, Stevenage
access to car park
access to fire station


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Charvilles Roundabout
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