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A37-1924.jpg
A37 between Weymouth and Portland, 1927
A37-shepton1.jpg
Kilver Street in Shepton Mallet, where the A37 passes the Showerings factory.
Yeovil-1946.jpg
Yeovil in 1946 This page contains scans from a map that is believed may be out of copyright according to UK Crown Copyright, UK Copyright Law for other maps published in the United Kingdom, or Irish Government Copyright, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents information that cannot be exhibited otherwise.
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Ilchester-1946.jpg
Ilchester in 1946, showing the road network before the Bypass was built, and the old crossroads that preceeded the Podimore Roundabout. This page contains scans from a map that is believed may be out of copyright according to UK Crown Copyright, UK Copyright Law for other maps published in the United Kingdom, or Irish Government Copyright, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents information that cannot be exhibited otherwise.
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Bristol-centre-1953.jpg
Central Bristol in 1953. There's been some BIG changes! This page contains scans from a map that is believed may be out of copyright according to UK Crown Copyright, UK Copyright Law for other maps published in the United Kingdom, or Irish Government Copyright, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents information that cannot be exhibited otherwise.
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Dorchester-1957.jpg
Dorchester in 1957 This page contains scans from a map that is believed may be out of copyright according to UK Crown Copyright, UK Copyright Law for other maps published in the United Kingdom, or Irish Government Copyright, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents information that cannot be exhibited otherwise.
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Shepton-1959.jpg
Shepton Mallet and Cannards Grave in 1959, with the A361 still passing through the town centre. This page contains scans from a map that is believed may be out of copyright according to UK Crown Copyright, UK Copyright Law for other maps published in the United Kingdom, or Irish Government Copyright, is not being used to generate profit in this context, and presents information that cannot be exhibited otherwise.
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Old A303-A37

Looking east, where the 2 roads separated. The old A37 went up the dead end road, Fosse Way, now cut off by the bypass near Podimore. The B3151, which takes all 3 arms now, heads around the bend to Street.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 18, 2008 by SteveA30
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Ilchester, Nov 18 2008

A car transporter shed its load of brand new cars on the w/bnd A303 at about 7am. By 10, I was there in Ilchester for the diversion. This is the former A37/A303 junction, now mainline from old A303 to old A37 on the right.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 18, 2008 by SteveA30
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Multiplex

Looking west where the old A303 went straight on.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 18, 2008 by SteveA30
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Old bottleneck

The rbt is a 1960's improvement to try and ease the queues that used to form. Older old road on left.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 18, 2008 by SteveA30
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A37 White Sheet Hill, Dorset

Taken from Holywell Cross looking south. This section of road was S3 in the 1960's .

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 27, 2009 by AAndy
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A37 Holywell Cross, Dorset

Looking north

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 27, 2009 by AAndy
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A37, May 6 2008

Thats lucky, being as I was in their garden.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 29, 2008 by SteveA30
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A37 Fosse Way

An ancient hostelry on an ancient road. Looking south.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 29, 2008 by SteveA30
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Fosse Way

A free house must be an endangered species now.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 29, 2008 by SteveA30
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B3151/old A37

Looking east along Fosse Way, which carries straight on. B3151 now the mainline. Modern paraphernalia abounds.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 18, 2008 by SteveA30
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A37

The w/bnd slip onto the A303 is closed for most of the day, because of an accident.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 18, 2008 by SteveA30
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A37

A handy footbridge shows the dead end to the left and, continuation to the right. Looking south, the old A37 went into Ilchester at the rbt.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 07, 2008 by SteveA30
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A37

Looking north to the freeflow bypass junction, opened circa 1976.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 07, 2008 by SteveA30
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Sundown

A37 near Evershot, northbound, S2/1. Sept 07.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 08, 2007 by SteveA30
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A37

Looking south at the top of the hill from Evershot. Recently closed garage, next to old bit of A37 from a realignment in the early 90's.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 13, 2007 by SteveA30
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A37

Old & new A37's between Yeovil and Dorchester. 4/07.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 13, 2007 by SteveA30
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A37/A39

Farrington Gurney

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 08, 2009 by SteveA30
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A37/A39

Climbing out of Farrington.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 08, 2009 by SteveA30
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A37/A39

Older road in layby.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 08, 2009 by SteveA30
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A37 Holywell Cross, Dorset

s3 looking south, road widened in the early 90's.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 27, 2009 by AAndy
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A37 interruption

The dead end, where the newer A37 cuts through the old A303, on its way to the bypass, to the right.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 07, 2008 by SteveA30
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Ilchester

Approaching the former A37 junction, to the right. Now the B3151 to Street, which takes all 3 arms here. Old A37 is cut in half by the bypass. Scene of long queues here pre-bypass.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 07, 2008 by SteveA30
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A368, near the Chelwood Roundabout
A lone motorcyclist approaches the roundabout though all you can see of it from here is the lamp posts.

Coming in on the road from Weston super Mare and Bishop Sutton.

The A368 crosses the A37 here.
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Lydford Crossroads on the A37, from the eastern arm of the B3153
Lydford-sign.jpg
Advance Direction Sign for Lydford Crossroads on the A37
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Advance Direction Sign for Lydford Crosskeys crossroads on the A37, curiously this one names the junction as Lydford on Fosse
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Bridgefoot Bridge, carrying the A37 across the River Brue just north of Lydford on Fosse.
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Looking across Bridgefoot Bridge, carrying the A37 across the River Brue just north of Lydford on Fosse.
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Layout of Three Lamps Interchange as planned between 1970 and 1972. This was the most ambitious design for the junction.
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Old A37 from the northern end looking towards Ilchester. This was a Roman road but theres none left as they all went home. Cars came this way until around 1976 when the A303 Podimore bypass opened..
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The A35 Dorchester Bypass Approaching Monkey's Jump Roundabout

 

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