The A47 is a trunk road in England linking Birmingham to Great Yarmouth (although most of the section between Birmingham and Nuneaton has been reclassified as the B4114). A trunk road, trunk highway, or strategic road is a major Road &mdashusually connecting two or more cities, Ports Airports England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a Coastal Town in Norfolk, England.
From west to east, the road goes through:
Starting from the junction with the A441 (James Watt Queensway) near Aston University as the dual-carriageway Jennens Road, it meets the A4540 Middleway (middle ring road) one mile from the centre of Birmingham becoming Nechells Parkway. Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um Coleshill is a market town in the North Warwickshire district of Warwickshire, England, taking its name from the River Cole. Nuneaton is the largest town in the English county of Warwickshire, and the borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth. Hinckley is a town in south-west Leicestershire, England. It has a population of 43246 (2001 census Earl Shilton is a large village or small town in Leicestershire, England, some from Hinckley and about 10 miles (16 km from Leicester, Leicester (ˈlɛstə is the largest city and Unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and is the traditional Disambiguation "Uppingham" is the colloquial name for Uppingham School Uppingham is a small market town in the county of Rutland in the East History Early history Present-day Peterborough is the latest in a series of settlements which have at one time or other benefited from its situation where the Nene Wisbech ('wɪzbiʧ is a market town and inland port with a population of about 20000 in the Fenland area of Cambridgeshire. King's Lynn is a town and Port in Norfolk, England. Over the years the town has been known variously as Bishop's Lynn and Lynn Regis Swaffham is a Market town and Civil parish in the English County of Norfolk. Dereham, also known historically as East Dereham, is a Town and Civil parish in the English County of Norfolk. History Roman The Romans had their regional capital at Venta Icenorum on the river to the south which is near modern-day Caistor St Edmund Blofield is a village and Civil parish in the Broadland district of Norfolk, England. Acle is a small Market town on the River Bure on The Norfolk Broads in Norfolk. Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a Coastal Town in Norfolk, England. James Watt ( 19 January 1736 &ndash 25 August 1819 Boulton proved to be an excellent businessman and both men eventually made fortunes Aston University is a "plate glass" Campus university situated on a 40- Acre (0 The A4540 is a Ring Road in Birmingham, England, also known as the Middle Ring Road or the Middleway Nechells is an area in inner-city Birmingham, England, with a population of 27969 (as of 2001 It leads in a north-easterly direction meeting the B4132 at a roundabout becoming Saltley Road, is crossed by the Chase Line and meets the B4114 (former route) at a roundabout. The Chase Line is the railway line from Birmingham New Street to Walsall and Rugeley. A new section of road begins as the Heartlands Parkway, following the Cross Country Route and River Rea. The North-East/South-West route (sometimes simply The Cross-Country Route) is the major British rail route running from South West England via Bristol, Birmingham The River Rea (pronounced "ray" is a small River which passes through Birmingham, England. It meets a roundabout and there is a roundabout with the B4137 at Nechells (for Star City). Star City is a vast entertainment complex in the UK, with a great emphasis on family leisure It runs more or less parallel to the M6 for about three miles. This article concerns the M6 motorway in England There are also M6 motorways in Russia (see Caspian Highway) Hungary (see M6 motorway It meets the A4040 at a large roundbout which passes under the M6. The A4040 is the Outer Ring Road in Birmingham, England. It is the route followed by the Birmingham Outer Circle Bus route It meets two roundabouts close to Fort Dunlop and terminating at the Sentinel sculpture of three spitfire aeroplanes near Castle Vale and junction 5 of the M6 with the A452. Fort Dunlop ( is the common name of the original tyre Factory and head office of Dunlop Rubber in the Erdington district of Birmingham, Sentinel ( is a 16m high Sculpture by Tim Tolkien, installed upon a Traffic island at the intersection of the Chester Road and the A47 Castle Vale is an area of the City of Birmingham, in England, originally created as an Overspill estate in the 1960s The A452 is a road in England, which runs from Leamington Spa, Warwickshire to Brownhills in Staffordshire. Here the road becomes the B4114, after a short diversion under the M6 at Castle Bromwich, leaving the Birmingham conurbation to pass through Coleshill. Castle Bromwich is a suburb situated within the northern part of the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull in the English county of West Midlands. Coleshill is a market town in the North Warwickshire district of Warwickshire, England, taking its name from the River Cole.
At Nuneaton, the road re-emerges as Hinckley Road from a junction with the A444, near a BP garage at the Anker Service Station on Weddington Road. List of A roads beginning with 4 in Great Britain starting north of the A4 and south/west of the A5. BP plc, previously known as British Petroleum, is the third largest global Energy company, a multinational oil company (" Oil major Leaving Nuneaton, it passes North Warwickshire and Hinckley College on the left and a Total garage. North Warwickshire and Hinckley College is a Further Education College located in Nuneaton, England, in the Warwickshire area Total SA () is an oil company headquartered in Paris, France, and one of the six " Supermajor " oil companies in the world It meets the A4254 at a roundabout becoming The Long Shoot and the A5 Watling Street near the Longshoot Hotel. Watling Street is the name given to an Ancient trackway in England and Wales that was first used by the Celts mainly between the modern It follows the A5 for a half-mile entering Leicestershire and the district of Hinckley and Bosworth, then leaves at a roundabout to bypass Hinckley as Dodwells Road then Normandy Way. Leicestershire (ˈlɛstəʃə(r or ˈlɛstəʃɪə(r abbreviation Leics Hinckley and Bosworth is a local government district with Borough status in south-western Leicestershire, England, administered by Hinckley The former route continues as the B4666. This section passes through a large industrial estate and close to a Tesco, crossing the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal. Tesco plc is a British -based international grocery and general merchandising retail chain The Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal is a 22 mile (35 km long Canal in England which travels between Bedworth in Warwickshire and the Leicestershire It meets a roundabout near the Triumph motorbike factory. Triumph Motorcycles is a British Motorcycle manufacturer originally based in Coventry. It passes a large Morrisons store next to a roundabout near Redmoor High School and the Milestone pub. Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC ( is the fourth largest chain of Supermarkets in the United Kingdom. It meets the A447 and B4667 at crossroads, then meets the B4668 former route at a roundabout, becoming Leicester Road then Carrs Hill. It passes close to Barwell, then enters Earl Shilton as Hinckley Road, passing the Heathfield High School, meeting the B581 near the Lord Nelson. Barwell is a Village in Leicestershire, England, with a population of about 6300 Earl Shilton is a large village or small town in Leicestershire, England, some from Hinckley and about 10 miles (16 km from Leicester, There is a left turn for Kirkby Mallory. Kirkby Mallory is a small village in Leicestershire, England. The road forms the boundary between the Hinckley and Bosworth district and Blaby district as Hinckley Road. Blaby is a local government district in Leicestershire, England. At a right turn for Thurlaston, the road enters the district of Blaby, and there is a left turn for Desford and the large Caterpillar factory. Thurlaston is a village in Leicestershire, England. Thurlaston is home to Thurlaston Sports Club' (TSC - which has over 250 members Desford is a Village in Leicestershire, England. Desford contains a College, Bosworth College and a primary school Caterpillar Inc ( is a United States -based Corporation headquartered in Peoria Illinois. It passes the Bulls Head on the right and near to the B582 crossroads, there is a BP garage. BP plc, previously known as British Petroleum, is the third largest global Energy company, a multinational oil company (" Oil major It enters Leicester Forest East, crossing the M1 near the service station. Leicester Forest East or LFE is a settlement in Leicestershire, England, west of Leicester, straddling the M1 motorway. The M1 is a major south – north Motorway in England primarily connecting London to Leeds, where Leicester Forest East services is a Motorway service station situated between junctions 21 and 21a of the M1 motorway, near Leicester, England It passes the Red Cow Hotel on the left and enters the City of Leicester. There is a busy roundabout with the A563 Leicester outer ring-road. The A563 is the designation for Leicester 's outer Ring road, in England. Braunstone Park and the new Braunstone Leisure Centre is passed on the right. Braunstone Park is a park in western Leicester, England. It is in the Braunstone area and is approximately triangle shaped with the base being at the Braunstone is a suburb of the City of Leicester, England, to the south-west of the City Centre parts of which were built on the grounds of Braunstone Hall It crosses a railway and passes Western Park on the left and the BP St James Service Station. Western Park is a Park located in the western suburbs of Leicester and encompasses the area surrounding it BP plc, previously known as British Petroleum, is the third largest global Energy company, a multinational oil company (" Oil major Entering the city centre, it becomes King Richard's Road then Saint Augustine Road and crosses the River Soar and the Grand Union Canal. The River Soar is a Tributary of the River Trent in the English East Midlands. The Grand Union Canal in England is part of the British canal system. Leaving Leicester, it becomes Humberstone Road, then Uppingham Road. It passes under the Midland Main Line, then passes the Total St Matthews Service Station. The Midland Main Line is a major railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. Total SA () is an oil company headquartered in Paris, France, and one of the six " Supermajor " oil companies in the world It meets the A6030, becoming part of the Leicester outer ring road. The A6030 is a small ring-road entirely within the built-up central area of Leicester, from the A563 at its roundabout with the A6 near Belgrave At Humberstone, just before the A563 junction near St Joseph's church it passes the Shell Trocadero Service Station. Humberstone is an urban Village in Leicester, England. It is in the east of the city and grew in the Industrial revolution outside the Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known simply as Shell, is a multinational oil company of Dutch and British origins This was once the site of Leicester's Trocadero Theatre which was burned down in a huge fire many years ago. The Rolling Stones played here in 1965. At Thurnby, it passes the Texaco Harris Motors garage and enters Leicestershire and the district of Harborough, passing Bushby. Thurnby is a village just east of Leicester 's city boundaries in the Harborough district Texaco is the name of an American oil retail brand Its flagship product is its fuel "Texaco with Techron" This is about the district of Harborough there is also the Harborough constituency.
The road passes through Houghton on the Hill and the JET garage. Houghton on the Hill is a Village lying six miles to the east of Leicester in the East Midlands in England. Jet is the Filling station brand of ConocoPhillips, used in Europe. It heads down Palace Hill then crosses the River Sence. The River Sence is a Leicestershire Tributary of the larger River Soar. The two-mile £2. 5m Billesdon Bypass opened in October 1986. Billesdon is a village and Civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England, with a population of 745 according to the The transmitter for Leicester Sound is situated here. Leicester Sound is an Independent Local Radio station in Leicester, England, that was launched on 7 September 1984 It meets the B6047 (for Tilton on the Hill) at crossroads then passes through Skeffington then Tugby. Tilton on the Hill is a village and Civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire. Mr Skeffington is a 1944 Drama film which portrays a woman whose many love affairs cost her the love of her husband and her daughter The one-kilometre £1. 2m East Norton Bypass, in Leicestershire, opened in December 1990. Leicestershire (ˈlɛstəʃə(r or ˈlɛstəʃɪə(r abbreviation Leics It crosses the Eye Brook and the next ten miles are in Rutland. The Eye Brook is a river in the East Midlands of England, a Tributary of the River Welland. Rutland is a county of mainland England, bounded on the west and north by Leicestershire, northeast by Lincolnshire, and southeast by There is a left turn for Belton-in-Rutland and a right turn for Allexton. Belton-in-Rutland is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. Allexton is a village and Civil parish in the Harborough district of Leicestershire, England. The two-mile £1. 9m Wardley Hill Improvement opened in October 1987. Wardley is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. The one-and-a-half-mile £1. 4m Uppingham Bypass opened in June 1982. Disambiguation "Uppingham" is the colloquial name for Uppingham School Uppingham is a small market town in the county of Rutland in the East This is the home of Uppingham School. Uppingham School is a co-educational Independent school situated in the small town of Uppingham in Rutland, England. It meets the A6003 (for Oakham) at a roundabout and passes through Glaston. Oakham is the County town of Rutland, England. It lies east from Leicester, and has a Glaston is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. At Morcott, there is a popular Little Chef, Travelodge and the Texaco Morcott Service Station where the road meets the A6121 and B672. Morcott is a village in the county of Rutland in the East Midlands of England. Little Chef is a chain of 180 roadside restaurants in the United Kingdom, founded in 1958 and owned by the UK private equity group RCapital typically Travelodge is the second largest budget hotel brand (behind Premier Inn) and third biggest hotel chain (by bedroom numbers - approximately 20000 in the United Kingdom Texaco is the name of an American oil retail brand Its flagship product is its fuel "Texaco with Techron" The road crosses the River Welland. The River Welland is a River in the east of England, 56 km (35 m long and it has been a main waterway across the part of The Fens called "South The Duddington Bypass, where the road enters Northamptonshire and the district of East Northamptonshire, opened in 1975. Northamptonshire (or archaically the County of Northampton; abbreviated Northants Main Towns There are six towns in the district Rushden is by far the largest with a population of 25849 This section has a busy roundabout where it meets the south-west/north-east corridor A43. The A43 is a Primary route in the English Midlands that runs from the M40 motorway near Ardley in Oxfordshire to Stamford From here to the A1, the road goes close to the runway of RAF Wittering, where the road enters the borough of Peterborough. RAF Wittering is a Royal Air Force station near Stamford, Lincolnshire. History Early history Present-day Peterborough is the latest in a series of settlements which have at one time or other benefited from its situation where the Nene
It is crossed by the Roman road Ermine Street. The Roman Roads were essential for the growth of the Roman Empire, by enabling the Romans to move armies and trade goods and to communicate news Ermine Street should not be confused with Ermin Street, the road from Silchester to Gloucester. The dual-carriageway £9m Ailsworth-Castor Bypass opened in September 1991. Ailsworth (formerly Ægeleswurth) is a village in the English county of Cambridgeshire. Castor is a village in the Soke of Peterborough in England. Formerly in Northamptonshire, it is now in Cambridgeshire but is administered Around Peterborough, the Peterborough Longthorpe Grade separated junction (GSJ) opened in December 1987 where it meets the A1260. Grade separation is the process of aligning a junction of two or more transport axes at different heights ( There is a GSJ for Bretton and a Sainsbury's, and it passes the Bretton Woods Community School. Bretton is residential area of the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. J Sainsbury plc ( is the parent company of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd commonly known as Sainsbury's (also Sainsbury and JS) the third largest The £1. 2m Peterborough Westwood GSJ opened in January 1987. This section of road is called the Soke Parkway (named after the Soke of Peterborough). The Soke of Peterborough is an historic area of England that is traditionally associated with the City and Diocese of Peterborough, but considered When this was first built, in the mid-1970s, the A47 followed what is now the A1139 Paston Parkway. It crosses the East Coast Main Line and meets the A15 at New England near to a Morrisons (former Safeway), and Boulevard and Brotherhood retail parks. The East Coast Main Line ( ECML) is the electrified high-speed railway link between London and Edinburgh connecting Yorkshire, North East New England is residential area of the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC ( is the fourth largest chain of Supermarkets in the United Kingdom. Safeway was a chain of Supermarkets and Convenience stores in the United Kingdom. There is another GSJ at Paston and it meets the other strand of the A15 at a GSJ near Gunthorpe. Paston is a residential area and electoral ward of the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. Gunthorpe is a residential area of the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. It meets the A1139 at a roundabout. The three-mile £7. 2m Eye Bypass opened as Eye Road in October 1991, diverting traffic from the Paston Parkway. Eye is a Village in the Unitary authority area of Peterborough in England, south of Crowland and Eye Green. There is a roundabout with the A1073 (for Crowland) at Eye Green near the Esso Eye Green Service Station and a Travelodge, where it becomes Thorney Road, the The Causeway. Crowland (modern usage or Croyland (medieval era name and the one still in ecclesiastical use is a small town in south Lincolnshire, England, positioned Eye Green is a Village in the Unitary authority of Peterborough in England. Esso (SO is an international trade name for ExxonMobil and its related companies Travelodge is the second largest budget hotel brand (behind Premier Inn) and third biggest hotel chain (by bedroom numbers - approximately 20000 in the United Kingdom The landscape becomes very flat. A three-mile dual-carriageway bypass of Thorney opened on December 14 2005. Thorney is a village about 8 miles (13 km east of Peterborough in the City of Peterborough Unitary authority, England, on the The road meets the B1040 and B1167 at roundabouts. At Thorney Toll, the road enters Cambridgeshire and the district of Fenland near the New Toll Service Station. History Cambridgeshire is noted as the site of some of the earliest known Neolithic permanent settlement in the United Kingdom, along with sites at Fengate Economy The Fenland economy has for years been built upon farming and food related industry It enters Guyhirn, meeting the B1487 and crossing the River Nene and the Nene Way. The River Nene is a River in the east of England that rises from three sources in the English County of Northamptonshire. The half-mile £3. 7m Guyhirn Diversion opened in October 1990. Guyhirn is a small village near the town of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, England. The road heads north-east, following the east bank of the River Nene. The five-mile £6m Wisbech/West Walton Bypass opened in autumn 1984. Wisbech ('wɪzbiʧ is a market town and inland port with a population of about 20000 in the Fenland area of Cambridgeshire. The former route leaves as the B198 at a roundabout. It meets a level crossing, and it enters Norfolk and the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk just before a roundabout with the A1101 for Elm and Emneth at the Shell Wisbech Filling Station. The term level crossing (also called a railroad crossing, road through railroad, railway crossing, train crossing or grade crossing Norfolk (ˈnɔrfək is a low-lying county in East Anglia, England, United Kingdom. King's Lynn and West Norfolk is a local government district and Borough in Norfolk, England. Elm is a small village in Cambridgeshire, England. It is located on the outskirts of Wisbech. Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known simply as Shell, is a multinational oil company of Dutch and British origins It passes the Total Wisbech Services and a Little Chef then meets the old route (B198) at a roundabout and becomes the six-mile £23m dual-carriageway Walpole Highway/Tilney High End Bypass which opened in summer 1996. Total SA () is an oil company headquartered in Paris, France, and one of the six " Supermajor " oil companies in the world Little Chef is a chain of 180 roadside restaurants in the United Kingdom, founded in 1958 and owned by the UK private equity group RCapital typically There is an exit for Walpole Highway, and another for Terrington St John. It passes near Tilney High End. Near Tilney All Saints, it meets the old route at a roundabout, becoming the single cariageway Main Road, then Pullover Road. It meets the end of the A17 at a large roundabout and Little Chef. The A17 road is a road linking Newark-on-Trent in Nottinghamshire, England, to King's Lynn in Norfolk.
From Kings Lynn, the road goes over the River Great Ouse and Fen Rivers Way, near to some sugar beet factories on a very busy concrete dual-carriageway built in the 1970s. The River Great Ouse is a River in the east of England. It is 150 miles (240 km long which makes it the major navigation in East Anglia, and the fourth- The Fen Rivers Way is a long distance footpath that spans a distance of 50 miles (80 kilometres Sugar beet ( Beta vulgaris L a member of the Chenopodiaceae family is a plant whose root contains a high concentration of Sucrose. It meets the A148 at a GSJ. The A10 and the A149 have their terminus here, at the Hardwick Flyover (opened on October 30 2003) near the large Hardwick Industrial Estate (home of Campbell's Soup) and a Ramada Hotel. The A149 is an 'A-class' road and one of the most scenic roads in Norfolk. It becomes Constitution Hill, passing North Runcton then Middleton, where it passes the Crown and St Mary's church as Lynn Road. North Runcton is a village in Norfolk, England, located three miles from King's Lynn. Middleton is the second village on the A47 route to Norwich, after North Runcton approximately 3 miles from King's Lynn. Next is East Winch, where it passes All Saints's church, then West Bilney where it passes St Cecilia's church. East Winch is a village in Norfolk, a few miles southeast of King's Lynn. There is a right-turn for Pentney and it meets the B1153 for East Walton. East Walton is a village in Norfolk, England. Its church St Mary is one of 124 existing Round-tower churches in Norfolk. The half-mile £2. 8m Narborough Bypass, opened in November 1992, where the road crosses the River Nar and enters the district of Breckland. Narborough ( is a community in Norfolk, England. Narborough Mill was built c The River Nar is a River in England, and Tributary of the River Great Ouse. History Breckland District was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the Borough of Thetford, East Dereham Urban District, Swaffham It meets the A1122 (for RAF Marham) at a roundabout at the start of the five-mile £5m part-dual-carriageway Swaffham Bypass, which opened in June 1981. Royal Air Force Station Marham, commonly known as RAF Marham, is a Royal Air Force station, a Military Airbase, near the Swaffham is a Market town and Civil parish in the English County of Norfolk. There is an exit for Swaffham, and a GSJ with the A1065 (for Fakenham). List of A roads beginning with 1 in Great Britain beginning north of the Thames, east of the A1. Fakenham is a Town and Civil parish in Norfolk, England. It is situated on the River Wensum, some 30 km north east of King's It passes some wind turbines and there is a roundabout where it joins the former route just before it is crossed by the Peddars Way. The Peddars Way is a long distance footpath in Norfolk, England. There is a left turn for Sporle and it passes Necton then heads north-west through Little Fransham, passing the Canary and Linnet. Necton formerly called Neketona is a village situated on a turning off the A47 main road between Swaffham and East Dereham in Norfolk. The seven-mile £5m part-dual-carriageway East Dereham Bypass opened in spring 1978, which crosses over a level crossing on the Mid-Norfolk Railway. Dereham, also known historically as East Dereham, is a Town and Civil parish in the English County of Norfolk. The Mid-Norfolk Railway (MNR is a Heritage railway in the English county of Norfolk. It passes near Wendling and St Peter and St Paul church then meets the B1146 (for Dereham) and A1075 (for Shipdham) near a Tesco and B1135. Wendling is a municipality in the district of Grieskirchen in Upper Austria, Austria. Shipdham is a village and Civil parish in the Breckland district in Norfolk, England, approximately south/south-west of Dereham Tesco plc is a British -based international grocery and general merchandising retail chain The B1147 leaves for Swanton Morley. Swanton Morley is a picturesque village situated in the heart of Norfolk. The three-mile £9m East Dereham-North Tuddenham Improvement opened in August 1992, being built on an old disused railway line, which passes North Tuddenham. North Tuddenham is a village located in Norfolk, East England. It bypasses Hockering. Hockering is a village and Civil parish in Norfolk, England The parish has a population of 665 (2001 estimate It enters the district of Broadland at the start of the bypass of Honingham, where it crosses the River Tud. History The district was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of St Honingham is a village in the county of Norfolk and district of Broadland. River Tud is a tributary of the River Wensum, Norfolk in the East of England. Just before the roundabout at Easton, it enters the district of South Norfolk. Easton is a small village in Norfolk, to the west of Norwich. History The district was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of Diss Urban District, Wymondham The dual-carriageway £62m Norwich Bypass opened in September 1992. At the Longwater Intersection, the A1074 follows the former route through Norwich near the Longwater Retail Park and Sainsbury's. J Sainsbury plc ( is the parent company of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd commonly known as Sainsbury's (also Sainsbury and JS) the third largest Near Bawburgh, it crosses the River Yare. Bawburgh is a village and Civil parish in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk, England, about 5 miles west of Norwich city centre The River Yare is a River in the English county of Norfolk. In its lower reaches the river connects with the navigable waterways of The Broads There is a GSJ with the B1108, for Little Melton and Colney. Little Melton is a village on the outskirts of Norwich in the South Norfolk district of Norfolk, England. Colney is a village in the western outskirts of Norwich in Norfolk, England. At Cringleford, it meets the A11 at the Thickthorn Interchange and Total Thickthorn Services with a Little Chef and crosses the Breckland Line. Cringleford is a village in Norfolk, England on the outskirts of the city of Norwich. Total SA () is an oil company headquartered in Paris, France, and one of the six " Supermajor " oil companies in the world Little Chef is a chain of 180 roadside restaurants in the United Kingdom, founded in 1958 and owned by the UK private equity group RCapital typically Near Keswick Hall, it meets the A140 at a GSJ, then crosses the Great Eastern Main Line. The A140 is an 'A-class' Road in Norfolk and Suffolk, East Anglia, England. The Great Eastern Main Line ( "GE") is a major railway line of the British railway system, which connects Liverpool Street station in the It is crossed by Boudica's Way, then meets the A146 at a GSJ. The A146 is a road that runs between two of East Anglia's largest population centres - Norwich in Norfolk and Lowestoft in Suffolk. It crosses the River Yare again at the Postwick Viaduct and enters the district of Broadland. It crosses the Wherry Line and meets the A1042 at a GSJ. The Wherry Lines are railway lines in England, from Norwich to Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. The section from the end of this bypass to Blofield, the one-mile £1. Blofield is a village and Civil parish in the Broadland district of Norfolk, England. 2m Postwick-Blofield Dualling, was opened in November 1987. Postwick with Witton is a Civil parish in the English County of Norfolk, comprising the two nearby villages of Postwick and Witton There is a left turn to Great Plumstead. The one-mile £4m dual-carriageway Blofield Bypass opened in February 1983, which starts at a roundabout for Brundall near the Total Broadlands Services and Little Chef. Brundall is a Village and Civil parish in the English County of Norfolk. Total SA () is an oil company headquartered in Paris, France, and one of the six " Supermajor " oil companies in the world Little Chef is a chain of 180 roadside restaurants in the United Kingdom, founded in 1958 and owned by the UK private equity group RCapital typically It becomes single carriageway and passes North Burlingham near the staggered White House crossroads with the B1140. Lingwood and Burlingham is a Civil parish in the English County of Norfolk, comprising the large Village of Lingwood together The three-mile £7. 1m dual-carriageway Acle Bypass opened in March 1989, which ends at a roundabout with the A1048 near a Travelodge and Little Chef, becoming the single carriageway New Road. Acle is a small Market town on the River Bure on The Norfolk Broads in Norfolk. Travelodge is the second largest budget hotel brand (behind Premier Inn) and third biggest hotel chain (by bedroom numbers - approximately 20000 in the United Kingdom Little Chef is a chain of 180 roadside restaurants in the United Kingdom, founded in 1958 and owned by the UK private equity group RCapital typically From Acle, the road enters the infamous Acle Straight which is nearly seven miles of dead straight and near level single carriageway all the way to Great Yarmouth, with just one curve at Road House Diner. The road is notorious for congestion, especially during the holiday season, and also for the number of accidents, which due to the drainage ditches on either side of the road are often fatal, and demands for dualling have been heard for many years, although there are no current plans to go ahead with this. It enters the district of Great Yarmouth, then passes close to Breydon Water. History The borough was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the former County borough of Great Breydon Water is a large tidal Estuary at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, within The Broads National Park, the UK 's largest The northern section of the two-mile £19m Great Yarmouth Western Bypass (A12) opened in March 1986, and the southern section opened in May 1985. Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a Coastal Town in Norfolk, England.
The original (1923) route of the A47 was Birmingham to Great Yarmouth, but there were some changes made to its route in the early years. At its eastern end, the A47 originally ran through Filby and Caister, with the Acle Straight bearing the number B1140. The A47 was rerouted along the Acle straight in 1935, with the old route being renumbered as the A1064 (Acle to Caister) and part of the A149 (Caister to Great Yarmouth).
The second change also dates from 1935. The A47 originally ran via Downham Market, not King's Lynn. In 1935, it was rerouted via King's Lynn, replacing part of the A141 (Wisbech to King's Lynn) and part of the A17 (King's Lynn to Swaffham). The old route via Downham Market was renumbered as the A1122 (Outwell to Swaffham) and part of the A1101 (Wisbech to Outwell).
The third change took place some time before 1932. The original route of the A47 between Guyhirne and Wisbech was via Wisbech St Mary, with the direct route being part of the A141. This is because there was no road bridge over the River Nene at Guyhirne, and hence no junction between the A47 and the A141. Some time between 1923 and 1932 a bridge was built, and the A47 and the A141 swapped routes between Guyhirne and Wisbech.