|Location Map ( geo)|
|M40, A40, A329|
|Junctions related to the A329|
Coppid Beech Roundabout • Loddon Bridge Interchange • Winnersh Interchange • Jennett's Park Roundabout • Met Office Roundabout • Twin Bridges Roundabout • Doncastle Roundabout • Western Roundabout • Skimpedhill Roundabout • Running Horse Roundabout (Bracknell) • Eastern Road Roundabout • Shillingford Roundabout • Winterbrook Roundabouts
Three Pigeons is junction 7 of the M40.
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 after extension to Birmingham
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.
|Birmingham, Banbury, Oxford, Cheltenham (A40)|
|Wheatley, Oxford, Birmingham (M40)|
|Stokenchurch, Postcombe, Tetsworth|
- Legislation - The M40 (London–Oxford) Motorway (Stokenchurch to Waterstock Crossroads Section) Scheme 1970, Variation Scheme 1992 - This Scheme varies the M40 (London–Oxford) Motorway (Stokenchurch to Waterstock Crossroads Section) Scheme 1970 by removing the reference to the road connecting the A329 (previously known as the B4013) with the northbound carriageway of the M40 Motorway at Junction 7. The effect of the variation is that this connecting road ceases to be a special road as from the date on which the Scheme comes into force, but remains a trunk road for maintenance of which the Secretary of State for Transport is responsible.