A427 road

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A427 road
The A427 at Upper Benefield
Route information
Length: 21.0 mi[1] (33.8 km)
Major junctions
West end: Market Harborough
  A6 A6 road
A4304 A4304 road
A6003 A6003 road
A6014 A6014 road
A6116 A6116 road
A43 A43 road
A605 A605 road
East end: Oundle
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Market Harborough
Corby
Road network

The A427 road is a major road in the English Midlands. It connects the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough and the A6 with the Northamptonshire town of Oundle and the A605.

History[edit]

When first designated the A427 ran from a junction with the A45 southwest of Rugby through Rugby itself to Clifton upon Dunsmore crossing the A5 through Catthorpe (past what is now the Catthorpe Interchange between the M1 motorway, the M6 and the A14 road). It then passed through Swinford, South Kilworth, North Kilworth, Husbands Bosworth, Theddingworth, Lubenham and Market Harborough, and from there along its current route to Oundle.[2] By 1976 the former A4114 road from Coventry via Lutterworth to North Kilworth had taken the designation A427 in place of the earlier route. By 2010 the A427 ended in Market Harborough.

A section of the original route SW of Rugby is now the A4071. From Rugby to South Kilworth it is the B5414, from South Kilworth and North Kilworth is no longer classified. The section from North Kilworth and Market Harborough is now part of the A4304. The 1976 route has now taken the B4027 and A4303 designation between Coventry and Market Harborough.

Route[edit]

From West to East its route is:

Running through Corby, the A427 meets with the A6003 on the western edge of the town and it has a 1.0-mile (1.6 km) overlap with the A43)A43 in the Weldon North Industrial Estate, where it is briefly dual carriageway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Directions to Harborough Rd/A427". Google. Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "A427 History". The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 

Coordinates: 52°29′34″N 0°36′53″W / 52.49289°N 0.61472°W / 52.49289; -0.61472