Trowbridge

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Trowbridge
Location Map ( geo)
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County
Wiltshire
Highway Authority
Wiltshire
Forward Destination on
A350, A361
Next Primary Destinations
Chippenham • Frome • Warminster
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Bath
Places related to the A350
Blandford Forum • Chippenham • Melksham • Poole • Warminster • Westbury
Places related to the A361
Banbury • Barnstaple • Burford • Chipping Norton • Daventry • Devizes • Frome • Glastonbury • Ilfracombe • Shepton Mallet • Swindon • Taunton • Tiverton

Trowbridge is a market town in west central Wiltshire. In 1889 it became the county town of Wiltshire – largely because of its good rail connections to both Salisbury and Swindon – when Wiltshire County Council was formed. The large County Hall, in Bythesea Road, dates from 1939.

Most of the main roads currently serving the town have been rerouted to a greater or lesser degree in the last twenty years, with the A361 now passing through a profusion of roundabouts as it heads east past Hilperton to the A350. Many of these realignments have been engulfed by modern housing estates as the town rapidly expands, although the A350 still passes to the south beyond the urban area.

Routes

Route To Notes

A361

Littleton, Devizes For A350 Melksham, Chippenham

A361

Southwick, Frome

A361

Devizes

A363

Bradford on Avon, Bath

A363

Yarnbrook For A350 Westbury, Warminster

A366

Wingfield, Radstock

B3106

Staverton

History

Trowbridge in 1959

As can be seen from the map on the left, the biggest change to Trowbridge's road network was the construction of the County Way relief road for the A361. This subsequently led to the re-routing of both the A363 and the B3106. However, considering the importance of the A361 route across northern Wiltshire, it is perhaps surprising that the town has not received a more substantial bypass.



Trowbridge
JunctionsFieldways Roundabout • Hilperton Road Roundabout • Littleton Roundabout • Longfield Roundabout • Semington Roundabout • Yarnbrook Roundabout
RoadsA350 • A361 • A3611 • A363 • A366 • B3097 • B3105 • B3106 • B3107 (Trowbridge) • B3109 • C19 (Wiltshire) • C361 (Wiltshire) • C363 (Wiltshire) • C372 (Wiltshire) • C373 (Wiltshire) • C379 (Wiltshire) • C393 (Wiltshire) • C397 (Wiltshire) • C49 (Wiltshire) • C504 (Wiltshire)
Related Pictures
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A361 roundabout from Paxcroft Mead mound - Geograph - 5471103.jpgFlats on County Way, Trowbridge - Geograph - 5085959.jpgTrowbridge-1959.jpg
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Primary DestinationsBarnstaple • Bideford • Blandford • Bodmin • Bridgwater • Bude • Cheltenham • Chippenham • Cirencester • Dorchester • Exmouth • Falmouth • Frome • Glastonbury • Helston • Honiton • Launceston • Liskeard • Marlborough • Minehead • Newquay • Okehampton • Paignton • Penzance • Poole • Redruth • St Austell • Shepton Mallet • Stroud • Swindon • Taunton • Tavistock • Torquay • Wadebridge • Warminster • Wells • Weston • Weymouth • Yeovil
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