Dorchester

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Dorchester
Location Map ( geo)
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County
Dorset
Forward Destination on
A35, A37, A354
Next Primary Destinations
Blandford Forum • Honiton • Poole • Weymouth  • Yeovil
Places related to the A35
Bournemouth • Christchurch • Exeter • Honiton • Lyndhurst • Poole • Southampton
Places related to the A37
Bristol • Shepton Mallet • Weymouth • Yeovil

Dorchester is the traditional county town of Dorset.

Routes

Route To Notes

A35

Honiton

A35

Poole

A37

Yeovil

A354

Blandford Forum Access via A35

A354

Weymouth

A352

Wareham

A352

Sherborne

A356

Crewkerne Access via A37

B3143

Piddlehinton, Sturminster Newton

History

Dorchester in 1957, before its bypass

Dorchester has been an important crossing point on the road network since Roman times. More recently, it became the terminus for the A37, and had the A35, A352 and A354 passing through it. This resulted in more traffic than the town could reasonably cope with, and so a bypass was built around the west, south and eastern sides to collect and distribute the through traffic more efficiently.



Dorchester
JunctionsMax Gate Junction • Monkeys Jump Roundabout • Stadium Roundabout • Stinsford Roundabout
CrossingsGreys Bridge • Poundbury Bridge • Whitfield Bridge
RoadsA3032 (Dorchester) • A35 • A352 • A354 • A356 • A37 • B3143 • B3144 • B3147 • B3150 • NCN2 • T37 (Britain)
Related Pictures
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Autumn 2007 - Coppermine - 15879.jpgDorchester Town Football stadium - Geograph - 695617.jpgMax Gate - Geograph - 4725035.jpgThe A35 Dorchester Bypass - Geograph - 4981683.jpgThomas Hardy Locations, Far From the Madding Crowd(2) - Geograph - 660982.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 • 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