SK9322 : Colsterworth turn from A1

taken 13 years ago, near to North Witham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Colsterworth turn from A1
Colsterworth turn from A1
Although this tiny junction looks insignificant to the thousands of motorists who pass it each day, it is historically much more important, as it's where the Great North Road diverged from the Roman Ermine Street until the construction of Colsterworth's bypass in the late 1920s.
A1 & A1(M), Great North Road
The A1 is the longest numbered road in the UK at 410 miles long. It connects London with Edinburgh, via the east of England.
For much of its path it follows the Great North Road the old coaching route between London and Edinburgh. Several sections of the route are classified as motorway A1(M). The modern A1 bypasses the towns the Great North Road passed through and is dual carriageway for most of its route through England.
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SK9322, 18 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 November, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 June, 2005
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Lowlands 
Road (from Tags)
A1 
Category
Road Junction > Road junction   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 937 221 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:47.3164N 0:36.6586W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 937 220
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Colsterworth  Roads in Lincolnshire  Ermine Street 

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