Monkeys Jump Roundabout

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Monkey's Jump Roundabout
Location Map ( geo)
The A35 Dorchester Bypass - Geograph - 4981683.jpg
Advance Direction Sign for Monkey's Jump Roundabout
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Location
Poundbury
County
Dorset
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout
Roads Joined
A35, A37, B3150
Junctions related to the B3150
Stinsford Roundabout

Monkeys Jump Roundabout at Poundbury to the east of Dorchester is a roundabout where the A35 and A37 meet. It was built along with the Dorchester bypass.

The Monkey's Jump Café - now a McDonalds
The origins of the name are unclear - the café at the roundabout was formerly known as Monkey's Jump - but it is believed this opened at the same time as the roundabout, so it is cannot be said that the roundabout was named after the cafe, or vice versa. The "Dark Dorset" web site gives several options, including a circus monkey, a pet monkey, a monkey puzzle tree, and a corruption of Winterbourne Monkton, but there is no conclusive evidence to support any of the above.

Routes

Route To Notes

A35

Honiton, Winterbourne Abbas 3, Bridport 13

A35

Poole, Weymouth, Blandford (A354), Ringwood (A31), Puddletown 7, Wareham 18 (A352)

A37

Yeovil, Sherborne (A352), Charminster 2, Stratton 3

B3150

Dorchester
Martinstown 1 3/4

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Monkeys Jump Roundabout
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An unlikely McDonalds - Geograph - 3452204.jpgThe A35 Dorchester Bypass - Geograph - 4981683.jpg
Other nearby junctions
DorchesterMax Gate Junction • Stadium Roundabout • Stinsford Roundabout
Junctions on the A35
Swaythling • Bassett Crossroads • Memorial Roundabout • Hollybrook Roundabout • Millbrook Roundabout • Redbridge Roundabout • Redbridge Junction • Lyndhurst Roundabout • Somerford Roundabout • Purewell Cross Roundabout • Fountain Roundabout • Bailey Roundabout • Jumpers Corner • Iford Roundabout • Christchurch Road Roundabout • St Swithuns Roundabout • Bournemouth Station Roundabout • St Pauls Roundabout • County Gates Gyratory • Pottery Junction • Civic Centre Roundabout • Fleets Corner • Creekmoor Bridge • Upton Park Junction • Upton Roundabout • Bakers Arms Roundabout • Park Corner • Bere Regis Roundabout • Tolpuddle Ball Junction • Northbrook Interchange • Troy Town Junction • Stinsford Roundabout • Max Gate Junction • Stadium Roundabout • Monkeys Jump Roundabout • East Road Roundabout • Crown Roundabout • Miles Cross Junction • Newlands Roundabout • Charmouth Roundabout • Abbey Gate Junction • Gapemouth Corner • Langford Junction
Junctions on the A37
Chelwood Roundabout  • Keyford Roundabout  • Quicksilver Roundabout  • Hospital Roundabout  • Fiveways Interchange  • Coombe Street Lane Roundabout  • Ilchester Mead  • Podimore Roundabout  • Lydford Crosskeys • Wraxall Cross Roads  • Whitstone Corner  • Cannard's Grave  • The Beacon  • Beacon Cross  • Old Down  • Rush Hill Junction  • White Cross (Hallatrow)  • Chelwood Roundabout