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Clephanton

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Clephanton
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Location
Clephanton
County
Inverness-shire
Highway Authority
Highland
Junction Type
Crossroads
Roads Joined
B9090, B9091

Clephanton is a small collection of houses set around a crossroads roughly midway between the small villages of Croy and Cawdor. It is where the B9090 and B9091 cross, with both routes terminating on the B9006 within a couple of miles to the west. To the east, the two route follow the River Nairn downstream, the B9090 crossing White Bridge to the far bank, ultimately meeting again in Nairn itself. Although this is an area of quiet countryside, congestion on the nearby A96 sees a lot of traffic between Nairn and Inverness using these B roads as an alternative route, particularly at rush hour and in the peak tourist season. The B9090 has priority through the junction, which does without any turning lanes, even though the B9091 can be the busier route between Nairn and Inverness.

When the roads were first classified in 1922, neither the B9090 or B9091 was included in the original list, although they were added very soon, perhaps as early as 1924. Intriguingly however, the 1926 Michelin Map shows the B9090 turning left at Clephanton to reach Croy, while the B9091 is just the short northern arm from the crossroads heading towards the A96. The implication is that the eastern arm of what is now the B9091 was left unclassified. By 1932 this had been revised to the current layout. At present it is not clear if this is a mapping error or a genuine original routing.

Routes

Route To Notes

B9090

Cawdor

B9090

Ardersier, Fort George (B9006)

B9091

Nairn

B9091

Croy, Culloden Moor (B9006)




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