Network changes - 1920s

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A list of the changes to the road network in Great Britain from 1920 - 1929. Includes road openings and renumberings.

Road Openings

Year Number on opening Location Traditional County Notes
1922 A2 Watling Street upgrade (Dartford to Strood) Kent Replaced the now A226 as part of the London - Rochester - trunk route. Earlier maps have Watling Street as either a minor road or completely missing (e.g. around Swanscombe Park).
1923 A20 Eltham Bypass / Sidcup Arterial Road Kent Eltham Bypass opened by Col. Wilfred Ashley, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport, on 17 May 1923. The first modern bypass according to an old Shell book about Roads.
1924 A13 Rainham - Purfleet Bypass Essex Opened in August 1924.
1924 A2 First Dartford Bypass Kent Opened by Edward Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) on 19 November 1924.
1924 A22 Croydon Surrey "Purley Way" (now A23). Opened in July 1924.
1925 A127 Southend Arterial Road Essex Opened by Prince Henry (later the Duke of Gloucester) on 25 March 1925.
1925 A20 Farningham Kent Farningham Bypass
1925 A4 Great West Road (Chiswick - Cranford) Middlesex Opened by King George V on 30 May 1925.
1925 A43 Geddington Bypass Northamptonshire Section known as New Road.
1926 A1 Colsterworth Bypass Lincolnshire Opened for general use on 4 February 1926.
1926 A1089 Chadwell St Mary Bypass Essex
1926 A200 Sidcup & Foots Cray Bypass Kent Opened on 31 March 1926.
1926 A4 Portway (Hotwells - Avonmouth) Gloucestershire
1926 A6 Garstang Lancashire Garstang Bypass, later bypassed by M6 in 1960s.
1927 A1 Welwyn Hertfordshire Welwyn Bypass, later renumbered to B197 in 1960s.
1927 A118 East Ham and Barking Bypass Essex Section between Canning Town and Ripple Road. Now part of A13.
1927 A20 Lenham Bypass Kent Opened by Lady Cornwallis on 12 April 1927.
1927 A21 Farnborough Bypass Surrey Opened by Mrs Wilfrid Ashley, wife of the Minister of Transport, on 13 April 1927.
1927 A217 Sutton Surrey Sutton Bypass.
1927 A3 Kingston Bypass Surrey Opened on 15 April 1927.
1927 A358 Ashill Improvement Somerset
1927 A4123 Wolverhampton - Birmingham New Road Staffordshire
Section from A4039 to A456. The first purpose-built inter-city highway of the modern era. Opened as S4.
1927 A5092 Barnet Bypass (Stirling Corner to Stanborough) Hertfordshire Opened by Alderman H. Brown, chairman of Hertfordshire County Council's Highways Committee) on 19 October 1927.
1927 A6 Heversham to Leasgill Westmorland Heversham and Leasgill Bypass
1928 A1 East Linton Bypass East Lothian Now part of A199.
1928 A1 Tyne Bridge Durham
Now part of A167.
1928 A2 Bexleyheath Bypass Kent Opened on 2 July 1928.
1928 A406 North Circular Road Essex Bridge carrying Wadham Road over railway line opened, replacing level crossing.
1928 A4107 / A4061 Bwlch-y-clawdd Road Glamorgan Opened on 4 February 1928.
1928 A4127 Greenford Road Middlesex New build, replacing north end of B358.
1928 A6119 Blackburn Northern Bypass Lancashire
1929 A1 Wansford Northamptonshire Wansford Bypass as single carriageway
1929 A4 Twyford Berkshire Twyford Bypass
1929 A4058 Rhigos Road Glamorgan Opened as extension of A4058; renumbered to A4061 in 1935

Other changes in 1920s

The following changes from the original 1922/23 classification appear on the 1928/29 edition of MoT Road Map sheet 38 covering the Southampton, Portsmouth and Salisbury areas:

  • A3024 extended from Northam Bridge to Botley
  • A3049 number allocated to Western Road, Cosham (between A3 & A27)
  • A3067 number allocated to Burgess Road, Southampton between A33 and A335
  • B2177 number allocated to Bedhampton to Purbrook road
  • B3036 renumbered A3051
  • B3042 through Stockbridge and Romsey to Southampton renumbered A3057
  • B3054 west of Lymington renumbered A3068
  • B3056 renumbered A3069 (B3056 retained for Shrubbs Hill Road, Lyndhurst)
  • B3057 number re-used for Burgess Road, Southampton between A35 and A33/A3067
  • B3085 through Winterbourne Gunner to Salisbury renumbered A3052
  • B3090 through Wylye renumbered A3036
  • B3333 number allocated to South St, Bury Rd and Ann's Hill Rd, Gosport
  • B3334 number allocated to Brockhurst to Titchfield road
  • B3347 number allocated to Winkton to Christchurch road
  • B3351 number allocated to Corfe Castle to Studland road
  • B3368 number allocated to Branksome to Poole Head (B3369 junction)
  • B3369 number allocated to Poole to Sandbanks road
  • B3379 number allocated to road running north-eastwards from Stockbridge (later to become the A30)
  • B3380 number allocated to Wimpson Lane, Southampton between A35 and A3057

Isle of Wight:

  • B3322 between Parkhurst and Totland renumbered A3054
  • B3325 renumbered A3055
  • B3325 number re-used for Northwood to Cowes road via Gurnard
  • B3326 renumbered A3056
  • B3326 number re-used for Monkton Street, Ryde
  • B3327 re-routed to run Godshill to Ventnor via Whitwell
  • B3340 number allocated to Steyne Road, Seaview
  • B3341 number allocated to Castle Road and Hill, Carisbrooke

The following changes from the original 1922/23 classification appear on the 1925/26 edition of MoT Road Map sheet 40 covering the Kent and East Sussex areas:

  • A289 allocated to road between A2 and A228 near Strood
  • B2042 upgraded to A290
  • B2044 upgraded to A291
  • B2068 extended from New Inn Green to Canterbury via Stone Street
  • B2072 upgraded to A292
  • B2158 allocated to link road in Chatham
  • B2159 allocated to Love Lane, Faversham
  • B2160 allocated to Kipping's Cross - Paddock Wood road
  • B2161 allocated to Paddock Wood - Five Oak Green road
  • B2162 allocated to Lamberhurst - Yalding road
  • B2163 allocated to Langley - Hollingbourne - Sittingbourne Road
  • B2164 allocated to Kennington - Willesborough road near Ashford

Network changes - 1920s
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
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
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