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Chippenham
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County
Wiltshire
Forward Destination on
M4, A4, A350, A429
Next Primary Destinations
Bath  • Bristol  • Cirencester  • Swindon  • Warminster
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Bristol  • Marlborough
Places related to the M4
Brentford • Bridgend • Bristol • Cardiff • Heathrow Airport • London • Maidenhead • Neath • Newbury • Newport • Port Talbot • Reading • Slough • Swansea • Swindon
Places related to the A4
Avonmouth • Bath • Brentford • Bristol • Central London • Hammersmith • Heathrow Airport • Hounslow • Hungerford • London • Maidenhead • Marlborough • Newbury • Reading • Slough • The City • West End
Places related to the A350
Blandford Forum • Poole • Trowbridge • Warminster

Chippenham is a market town in North West Wiltshire. The A350 has been moved to the west twice to bypass the town, the original route now the B4528. The modern bypass is only S2, but land has clearly been reserved for future widening.

To the east of the town, there is a huge area of north Wiltshire without a primary route, bounded by the M4, A346, A303/A36 and A350. After winding its way along modern re-alignments strewn with roundabouts, the A4 crosses this 'wilderness' to Marlborough, splitting the area north of Salisbury Plain in half.

Route To Notes

M4

SOUTH WALES, Bristol Accessed by A350

M4

London, Swindon Accessed by A350

A4

Bath

A350

Warminster, Trowbridge, Melksham Trowbridge via A361

A350

Cirencester (A429) (M4) Accessed via A350

A4

Calne

A342

Devizes Accessed via A4

A420

Bristol E

History

Chippenham in 1958

Before the M4 opened, and Chippenham's Dual Carriageway link was built, the town was the terminus for both the A350 and A429. Conversely, the A420 used to pass through, rather than have the long gap revived at Swindon as it does now.



Chippenham
JunctionsBadger Roundabout • Bridge Roundabout • Brook Roundabout • Bumpers Farm Roundabout • Canal Roundabout • Cepen Park South Roundabout • Chequers • Kings Roundabout • Lackham Roundabout • Malmesbury Road Roundabout • Meuthen Park • Rowden Roundabout • Stanton St Quinton Roundabout • The Pheasant • Webbington Roundabout
RoadsA342 • A350 • A364 (Yarnbrook - Chippenham) • A4 • A4/Bath - Chippenham • A4/Chippenham - Marlborough • A420 • A429 • A430 (Chippenham - Bristol) • B4039 • B4069 • B4122 (Wiltshire) • B4158 • B4528 • B4643 • Chippenham Spur • E105 (London - Fishguard) • Longest Lane • T9 (Britain)
Related Pictures
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A350 - Coppermine - 20956.jpgA4 Deadmans Curve - Coppermine - 23092.jpgA4 memorial - Coppermine - 23093.jpgProposed route of M4 in 1963 - Coppermine - 11160.gifScan from Geographers Atlas date unknown - Coppermine - 169.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 • Devizes • Hugh Town • Ilfracombe • Ilminster • Kingsbridge • Newton Abbot • Stonehenge • Stow • Tewkesbury • Tiverton • Wellington • Wimborne