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Network changes - 19th century

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A list of the changes to the road network in Great Britain from 1800 - 1899.

Road Openings

Year Number on opening Location County Notes
1811 N/A Dunvegan to Portree Inverness-shire Became A850; part now A87
1812 N/A Fort William to Arisaig Inverness-shire Now A830
1812 N/A Broadford to Ardvasar Inverness-shire Now A851
1813 N/A Kyle of Lochalsh to Stromeferry Ross-shire Now Highland C1232, C1221, C1222, and U4925
1813 N/A Kyle Rhea to Sconser Inverness-shire Now Highland C1239
1816 N/A Sligachan to Portree Inverness-shire Now A87
1819 N/A Portree to Uig Inverness-shire Now A87
1819 N/A Lochcarron north shore Ross-shire Now Highland C1096 and part of A896
1819 N/A Shrewsbury to Bangor Shropshire • Caernarfonshire • Denbighshire • Merionethshire Telford; now mostly A5.
1825 N/A Carlisle to Glasgow Cumberland • Dumfriesshire • Lanarkshire Telford; became A74; now mostly A72, B7078, A702, B7076 and M6.
1826 N/A Bealach na Ba Ross-shire Now Highland C1087
1827 N/A Bridgwater to Pawlett Somerset The 3 mile direct road was opened on 26 September 1827 by the passing of the New Bristol Mail Coach, drawn by 6 horses. It saved a mile over the route by Knowle Hall and Puriton Hill and had a gravelled footpath. Became part of A38.
1881 N/A Lincoln Inner Circle Lincolnshire Yarborough Road opened 19 October 1881 between West Parade and Burton Road. It was 1300 yards long, 40 foot wide and climbed the escarpment on the west side of Lincoln with an average gradient of 1 in 23. Construction had taken less than a year. It became part of B1193 in 1922 but was changed to A1102 shortly afterwards (1927-29 MoT map) and more recently B1273.
1884 N/A Nottingham Nottinghamshire Castle Boulevard opened 18 September 1884 to connect Lenton to the City Centre. It became part of A453 by 1936 and more recently A6005
1886 N/A Lincoln Inner Circle Lincolnshire Yarborough Crescent opened between Burton Road and Riseholme Road which would provided a future bypass route for cross city A15 traffic. It connected to Long Dales Road which was already in existence across to Nettleham Road and widened in the 1920s. It became part of B1193 in 1922 but was changed to A1102 shortly afterwards (1927-29 MoT map) and more recently B1273.
1891 N/A Blakeney to Upper Soudley Gloucestershire The new valley road was ready for acceptance by the Council in April 1891, although it was probably used in late 1890. It provided a shorter route from Lydney to Cinderford. The Council's new steam roller was tried out on the road in October 1890.
1893 N/A Derby Outer Ring Road Derbyshire Osmaston Park Road between Cotton Lane (now Elton Road) and Osmaston Road, Allenton (A514). Built to allow access to development land. It became part of A5111
1894 N/A Tower Bridge, London Middlesex • Surrey Opening of Tower Bridge, now A100
1897 N/A Blackwall Tunnel, London Middlesex • Kent Opening of Blackwall Tunnel, now A102
1898 N/A Cinderford: Valley Road Gloucestershire The 1.4 mile road was handed over to the Council on completion in July 1898. The southern part was later renumbered B4227. 2 connecting roads to the town were also built: 1897 Wesley Street and part of Station Road (670 yards), 1898 Victoria Street (1100 yards).





Network changes - 19th century
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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