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Network changes - 1900s

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A list of the changes to the road network in Great Britain from 1900 - 1909.

Road Openings

Year Number on opening Location County Notes
1902 N/A Caerleon Monmouthshire Lodge Road on the Caerleon to Malpas road was built by Newport Corporation as a diversion for Cold Bath Road which was closed in July 1902. The 1 mile road enabled a new hospital to be built on the site of the old road. The road is unclassified.
1903 N/A Aberdeen Middle Ring Road Aberdeenshire Stage 1 - Anderson Drive between Great Western Road and Carnegie Crescent was fully opened in September 1903. Sections had opened earlier - Rubislaw Den South to Carnegie Crescent in December 1902 and Queens Road to Rubislaw Den South earlier in 1903. On authorisation in March 1899 it was said that even the Boulevards of Paris would be outshone and that ultimately it would be carried round the town. It was 82 feet wide with a 40 foot carriageway, and pathways of 10 feet and 8 feet. Initially unclassified, it became part of A947 in 1930 when the full ring road opened, and later became part of A92.
1903 N/A Blakeney Hill Road Gloucestershire The 0.65 mile road in the Forest of Dean was passed to the Council on completion on 10 April 1903. There are marker plaques at either end. The road is unclassified.
1903 N/A Sharpness to Newtown Gloucestershire Oldminster Road was opened on 7 April 1903 by Lord Fitzhardinge. The 600 yard road provided a direct link from Newtown to Sharpness Docks. Cost was £1,400. It was originally known as New Road. The road is unclassified.
1904 N/A Lydney to Upper Lydbrook Gloucestershire A new 8 mile south-north road across the Forest of Dean from Lydney to Mireystock Crossroads (with A4136) above Upper Lydbrook. The section from Lydney to Parkend had possibly opened in 1903. Parkend to Cannop was ready in May 1904 and the northern section by the summer. Rolled slag and ashes was the surface. Later numbered B4234.
1905 N/A London Kingsway Middlesex The Holborn to Strand improvement was opened by King Edward VII on 18 October 1905. It was 100 feet wide with a 60 foot carriageway and 20 foot pavements either side. A tramway subway and entrance which connected to Waterloo Bridge was included in the works. Later numbered A4200.
1908 N/A Highleadon to Hartpury Church Gloucestershire The 1 mile Park Road was opened on 14 October 1908 by Mr Colchester-Wemyss, County Council Chairman. Cost was £1,600 of which £600 was funded by 130 public subscriptions. Previously there was a bridlepath and wooden bridge over the River Leadon. The new bridge was designed to carry 20 tons and was later named Wedderburn Bridge after Sir William Wedderburn, Chairman of the new road committee. The road is unclassified.
1909 N/A Admiralty Road, Rosyth Fife Now A985
1909 N/A Joy's Green Road Gloucestershire The 1.25 mile road from Upper Lydbrook to Joy's Green in the Forest of Dean was described as recently opened in March 1909. It may have opened in 1908. It was 13 feet wide and cost £2,000 plus £400 for a level crossing. The road is unclassified.





Network changes - 1900s
Historical Information
1922 Road Lists Class IZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9 • Northern Ireland
1922 Road Lists Class IIZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9 • Northern Ireland
1935 Road numbering revisionZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9
Republic of Ireland1977 Road Lists
Mass renumbering schemes1922 Draft Road Lists • 1924 A1 Renumbering • 1920s South Buckinghamshire Renumbering • 1933 A30 Renumbering • 1933 Scotland Renumbering Proposals • 1934 A82 Renumbering • Tyneside Renumberings • Motorway linked Renumberings • Republic of Ireland T and L roads
Network Changes1700-1799 • 1800-1899 • 1900-1909 • 1910-1919 • 1920-1929 • 1930-1939 • 1940-1949 • 1950-1959 • 1960-1969 • 1970-1979 • 1980-1989 • 1990-1999 • 2000-2009 • 2010-2019 • 2020-2029


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