TQ2172 : A3 Robin Hood Roundabout

taken 13 years ago, near to Roehampton, Wandsworth, Great Britain

A3 Robin Hood Roundabout
A3 Robin Hood Roundabout
It's a roundabout, Jim, but not as we know it..., since you can't drive round it, at least not since 1995 can you have done. Actually this is now just the junction between the A3 and the A308 Kingston Vale. In the photo, which was taken from the footbridge, the southbound A3 is on the right, the queuing traffic is waiting to turn south westwards on the A308 to the lower left and the northbound A3 is on the upper left. The roundabout marks the start of the Kingston Bypass, opened in 1927. Formerly the A3 followed the current route of the A308 through Kingston upon Thames.

Plans are afoot to improve access for equestrian users between Richmond Park to the left and the tracks to Wimbledon Common on the right. Apparently at present they have to rely on the courtesy of drivers on the A3 to let them pass...! The Robin Hood Gate entrance to Richmond Park is in front of the white house by the red truck trailer.

For aficionados of such things a sewer vent pipe, grey with a yellow top, forms the centrepiece of the roundabout. It is surrounded by a motley collection of utilities' cabinets.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 2 February, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 213 721 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.0954N 0:15.3809W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 213 721
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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