SO9367 : Swan Service Station, Upton Warren

near to Upton Warren, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Swan Service Station, Upton Warren
Swan Service Station, Upton Warren
BP filling station and truck stop on the A38 at Upton Warren.
The A38
The A38 is a major A-class trunk route. When first designated in 1922, it ran from Derby to Plymouth but it was later extended at both ends so that it now runs for 292 miles from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire to Bodmin in Cornwall.

Prior to the opening of the M5 motorway in the 1960s and 1970s, the A38 formed the main "holiday route" from the Midlands to Somerset, Devon and Cornwall and the south-western section was notorious at holiday times for the congestion. Nowadays, for most of the southern section, the A38 is a fairly quiet road shadowing the M5 extremely closely; often running alongside the motorway as a single carriageway road.

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2012
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Date Taken
Friday, 31 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Friday, 21 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Business, Retail, Services  Village, Rural settlement 
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A38 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9323 6728 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.2158N 2:6.0424W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9324 6732
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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