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Scotlands Island

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The Scotlands Island
Location Map ( geo)
Roundabout on the Cannock Road - Geograph - 3121717.jpg
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The Scotlands, Wolverhampton
Highway Authority
Junction Type
Roads Joined
A460, B4156
Junctions related to the A460
The site of Scotlands Island on an early OS 1:25000 map
And on the 1969 One Inch map
Prior to the construction of the housing estates to the north and south on the 1922-23 MoT map

The Scotlands Island is located on the north-eastern side of Wolverhampton, in the curiously named suburb of The Scotlands. It is a six-armed roundabout located at the junction of two classified roads, the A460 between the city centre and Cannock, and the B4156 which starts here on its route eastwards to the village of Essington. The other three arms lead to the residential areas around the junction.

The eastern side of the junction is surrounded by retail properties, which are served by two service roads that run between Willow Avenue and Blackhalve Lane, and Willow Avenue and Cannock Road.


According to available mapping evidence, the roundabout was constructed between 1969 (as it does not appear on the relevant OS One Inch map) and 1974 (as it does appear on the first edition of the relevant OS Landranger).

Prior to that time, it appears to have been a modified crossroads similar to a Fiveways, but with six arms following the construction of the housing estates to the north and south in the 1940s and 1950s. Prior to that, it was a four-armed angled crossroads.


Route To Notes


Cannock, M54, M6


City Centre



Scotlands Island
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Roundabout on the Cannock Road - Geograph - 3121717.jpg
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