B1436 road

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B1436 road
View north along the B1436 (Felbrigg Road) between Felbrigg and Roughton
Route information
Length: 4.3 mi (6.9 km)
Major junctions
Northwest end: A148, Cromer
  A148, A140, A149.
Southeast end: Thorpe Market
Road network

The B1436 runs for about 4.3 miles (6.9 km) through Norfolk, England, from a little southwest of Cromer to Thorpe Market.[1] It is a useful conduit to avoid the busy seaside town of Cromer during the summer months and links the A148 from Kings Lynn to the A140 to Norwich and the A149 to Great Yarmouth.[2]

History[edit]

The route of the B1436 can be seen clearly on Faden’s large-scale map (at one inch to the mile) of the county of Norfolk of 1779,[3] which shows that the most part of this road’s route has changed very little over the years, even after the Parliamentary Enclosure of the early 19th century. The main difference between the ancient thoroughfare and its route today is in the village of Roughton, where it now is dissected by a staggered two-mini-roundabout junction where the road crosses the A140 between Cromer and Norwich. At the time of Faden’s cartography, the main Cromer to Norwich road was part of the B1436 from Roughton Green to this new junction in the centre of the village.[4]

Usage[edit]

Travellers to and from Norwich who use the A140, use the B1436 between Felbrigg and Roughton to avoid the bottleneck one-way system that is in the town of Cromer at the convergence of the A148 from Kings Lynn and the A149 road coast road from Kings Lynn to Great Yarmouth. The B1436 cuts the corner in a northwest-southeast direction, linking the A140 to the A148 and giving easy access to Sheringham and other coastal villages to the west of Cromer. The consequence of this is that this useful route makes the road as busy as the main A roads in the area, especially in high summer.

Sections of interest[edit]

Travelling from northwest to southeast, the road passes through:

  • Felbrigg
  • Roughton

On the right after 0.4 miles (0.64 km) the road passes the entrance to the National Trust property of Felbrigg Hall. After 2.9 miles (4.7 km), at Roughton, the road crosses the A140 road between Cromer and Norwich by means of a staggered junction with two mini roundabouts, before proceeding on to its terminus at its junction with the A149 at Thorpe Market after 4.3 miles (6.9 km)

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey (2002). OS Explorer Map 252 - Norfolk Coast East. ISBN 0-319-21888-0.
  2. ^ County A to Z Atlas, Street & Road maps Norfolk, ISBN 978-1-84348-614-5
  3. ^ Faden’s Map of Norfolk 1797, Digitally redrawn in 2005 by Andrew Macnair. North Central Map ISBN 978-0-9550398-2-9
  4. ^ [1] Faden’s Map Digitally redrawn