A29 road

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A29 road
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The A29 at Stane Street, Ockley
Route information
Length: 34.3 mi (55.2 km)
Major junctions
North east end: Capel
51°10′22″N 0°19′07″W / 51.1728°N 0.3185°W / 51.1728; -0.3185
  A24 A24 road
A281 A281 road
A264 A264 road
A272 A272 road
A283 A283 road
A284 A284 road
A27 A27 road
A259 A259 road
South west end: Bognor Regis
50°47′34″N 0°40′28″W / 50.7927°N 0.6745°W / 50.7927; -0.6745
Road network

The A29 is a traditional main road in England in Surrey and chiefly in West Sussex that runs for 34.3 miles (55.2 km).

Route[edit]

The road runs from the bypassed outskirts of the village of Capel, south of Dorking, having left the A24, entering West Sussex, passing minor villages and bypassing Billingshurst and crossing Pulborough not on its major axis, crossing the South Downs at Bury Hill and passing Fontwell Park Racecourse before terminating on the A259 at Bognor Regis on the English Channel.

For long distance travel, the route is not a trunk road, as designated by the Highways Agency and as such is of standard road width, often alongside hedges and open fields. Portsmouth and Guildford for example, 15 miles (24 km) and 12 miles (19 km) west of points along the route,[1] are served by the four-to six-lane A3 trunk road.[2]

From Capel to Hardham, south of Pulborough, the road with notable deviations follows the path of one of the multiple Roman roads with the name Stane Street, the Middle English and Old English for Stone Street due to the remaining building materials.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grid Reference Finder distance tools
  2. ^ "Directions to Ockley Rd/A29". Google. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 

Coordinates: 51°00′27″N 0°27′47″W / 51.00752°N 0.46297°W / 51.00752; -0.46297