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Three Pigeons

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Three Pigeons
Location Map ( geo)
Northbound M40, Exit at Junction 7 - Geograph - 3599725.jpg
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Location
Milton Common
County
Oxfordshire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Half Diamond
Roads Joined
M40, A40, A329
Junctions related to the A329

Three Pigeons is junction 7 of the M40.

History

The junction is named after the Three Pigeons pub, at the junction of the A40 and the B4013 (now A329). The pub and the crossroads are still there, but are now dwarfed by the larger motorway junction.

The junction was built as a diamond interchange, but with the eastbound offslip placed much further to the west, where it marked the start of the M40. When the M40 was extended towards Birmingham in 1991, that eastbound offslip had to be removed because it was at the site of M40 J8. At the same time, the westbound onslip was closed to prevent weaving between the two junctions.

While this was under construction, there was an ongoing proposal to build a large new town at Stone Bassett. This would have involved the construction of a new M40 J7 slightly to the east, causing the existing one to close. The new junction would have had a higher capacity, and space to accommodate all movements.

Routes

Route To Notes

M40

Birmingham, Banbury, Oxford, Cheltenham (A40)

M40

London, Wycombe

A40

Wheatley, Oxford, Birmingham (M40)

A40

Stokenchurch, Postcombe, Tetsworth

A329

Thame, Moreton

A329

Wallingford, Stadhampton

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Three Pigeons
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M40 J7 works unit.jpgWheatley74.jpgWheatley91.jpgWheatley99.jpgNorthbound M40, Exit at Junction 7 - Geograph - 3599725.jpg
Junctions on the M40
Denham Roundabout • 1A Denham Interchange • 2 Beaconsfield • 3 Knave's Beech • 3A Junction 3A • 4 Handy Cross • 5 Stokenchurch • 6 Lewknor  • 7 Three Pigeons • 8 & 8A Wheatley • 9 Wendlebury  • 10 Ardley • 11 Junction 11 • 12 Junction 12 • 13 Junction 13 • 14 Barford • 15 Longbridge • 16 Junction 16 •  M42 (3A) Umberslade
Proposed extension to M5: M42 3 Portway Island • M42 2 Hopwood Park • M42 1 Harvester Island • M5 4A Catshill • M5 4 Lydiate Ash
Junctions on the A40
      Central London - Denham      Bank • St Paul's • Holborn Circus • St Giles Circus • Oxford Circus • Marble Arch • Lancaster Gate • Shepherds Bush Green • Holland Park Roundabout • Marylebone Flyover • Paddington • Westway Roundabout • Wood Lane • Savoy Circus • Gipsy Corner • Hanger Lane • Ealing Common • Perivale • Greenford Roundabout • Target Roundabout • Polish War Memorial • Hillingdon Circus • Swakeleys • Denham Roundabout
           Denham - Wheatley            Denham Roundabout • Pyebush Roundabout • London End Roundabout • Old Beaconsfield Roundabout • Holtspur Temporary Terminal • Holtspur Roundabout • Knaves Beech • Abbey Way Gyratory • Eden Roundabout • Pedestal Roundabout • Stokenchurch • Three Pigeons • Wheatley
  Wheatley - Cheltenham - Ross  Wheatley • Headington Roundabout • Marston Interchange • Cutteslowe Roundabout • Wolvercote Roundabout • Eynsham Roundabout • Asthall Barrow Roundabout • Burford Roundabout • Cox's Meadow • Benhall Roundabout • Arle Court Roundabout • Golden Valley • Elmbridge Court • Over Roundabout • Highnam Corner • Highnam Roundabout • Forest Gate Junction • Weston Cross • Hildersley Roundabout • Over Ross Roundabout
    Ross - Brecon - Carmarthen    Over Ross Roundabout • Wilton Roundabout • Raglan Interchange • Raglan Roundabout • Hardwick Gyratory • Brynich • Tarell • Square and Compass • Llandeilo • Abergwili • Pensarn
       Carmarthen - Fishguard        Pensarn • Lesneven • Travellers Rest • St Clears Roundabout • Llanboidy Road • Blackbridge • Penblewin • Robeston Wathen • Canaston Bridge • Scotchwell • (Salutation Square) • (Bridgend Square) • (Prendergast Roundabout) • Withybush • Rafael • Windyhall


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