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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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Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roads Joined
A35, A37, B3150
Junctions related to the B3150

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.


Route To Notes


Honiton, Winterbourne Abbas 3, Bridport 13


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


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


Martinstown 1 3/4


Monkeys Jump Roundabout
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Junctions on the A35
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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

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