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On what was the old route of the A303 looking west near to what is now the Deptford interchange with the A36..This old part of the A303 is very difficult to access due to the fact you can only reach it from Yarnbury castle..You will nead a mountan bike..
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Old route of the A303 looking west towards Deptford
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A303 Wylye bypass..Looking down the hill west towards the Deptford interchange with the A36....The cars are heading east along the newer carriageway up towards Yarnbury Wylie traffic coming down on the west bound side follow the old original route witch is slightly stepper.This can easily be picked out as you transverse the east bound side...
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Out of sight as you speed down the A303 from Stockton wood towards the Deptford interchange is the old route now long abandoned ..The old route twisted its way down through the wooded parts before sharply turning left before again turning sharply right over the old stone Railway bridge demolished in 1976..This old road can only be accessed from the lay by near the top of Wylye hill on the West bound carriageway...
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Looking East out from Andover on what was the old route of the old A303..The Andover buy pass opened in 1969.The old road is cut short of Picket Twenty..
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If only this old road edge red warning marker could talk..It now lies in the ditch its duty now long ended cast aside like the old railway bridge it did once guard over as you traveled down the old route of the A303 towards Wylye in Wiltshire...This being the embankment on the old Dog leg railway bridge on the old A303...
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On the edge of the old Dog leg railway bridge looking West on the old route of the A303....Hard to imagine this being a main A road before 1975
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We never saw any speeding cars on this abandoned old route of the A303 near to Wylye but you can see the film iv recorded on the old forgotten route from Wylye to Stockton wood on You Tube..T.C.7.Films UK...
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Looking east towards Amesbury on the A303 bypass...The Amesbury bypass opened around 1969 taking traffic away from the small market town ..
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A303 looking east near too Stonehenge bottom..Within the year the road to the right the A344 will close to all traffic
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Hants

Taken from 1982 Collins Atlas of Britain. Part of the M3 shown as under construction to Winchester, and the middle bit of the M27. The remodelling of the A33 to M3 was to come much later. A303 shown as being dualled east of Bullington, with A30 following its original course. Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 18, 2007 by BobSykes

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