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Yeovil
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County
Somerset
Forward Destination on
A30, A37, A3088
Next Primary Destinations
Dorchester  • Shepton Mallet
Other Nearby Primary Destinations
Frome
Places related to the A30
Basingstoke • Bodmin • Camberley • Exeter • Heathrow Airport • Honiton • Hounslow • Launceston • London • Newquay • Okehampton • Penzance • Redruth • Salisbury • Staines
Places related to the A37
Bristol • Dorchester • Shepton Mallet • Weymouth

Yeovil is a town in southern Somerset. It was built up on a variety of local industries and had a thriving medieval town centre. In the first half of the 20th Century the town also became home to heavier industry including the Westlands Factory is now known for building Helicopters. Unfortunately, after heavy bombing in World War 2 the historic town centre, although only partially damaged, was ripped out in favour of a modern shopping centre. This is now seen as a bad mistake by the planners of the time, although the new town centre bypass which was started at the same time has surely helped with traffic flows around the town.

Routes

Route To Notes

A37

Dorchester

A37

Frome, Bristol

A3088

Exeter A303

A30

Salisbury

A30

Crewkerne, Chard

A359

Frome Light Traffic Only

A3066

Bridport Access via A30

History

Yeovil in 1946

Much of Yeovil's current road network dates from a controversial redevelopment strategy in the 1960's when many old buildings were demolished to make way for a 'modern' shopping centre and new relief road. This took the A30 and A37 away from the narrow medieval streets and gave them a big new dual-carriageway. Indeed, such was the scale of the changes that some of the formerly classified routes no longer exist as the old street pattern was swept away.




Yeovil
JunctionsBunfield Hollow Roundabout • Coombe Street Lane Roundabout • Fiveways Roundabout (Yeovil) • Horsey Roundabout • Hospital Roundabout (Yeovil) • Quicksilver Roundabout
RoadsA30 • A30/Sandbox • A3088 • A358 • A359 • A37 • Harroway • T8 (Britain)
Related Pictures
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A30 Sherborne Road - Yeovil - Geograph - 1736100.jpgA3088 Yeovil (A37-A303) Option 1 - Coppermine - 17206.jpgA3088 Yeovil (A37-A303) Option 2 - Coppermine - 17207.jpgA3088 Yeovil (A37-A303) Option 3 - Coppermine - 17208.jpgYeovil-1946.jpg
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