Threekingham Bar

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Threekingham Bar roundabout, heading North, by Glyn Drury Threekingham-Bar-by-Glyn-Drury.jpg
Threekingham Bar roundabout, heading North, by Glyn Drury

Threekingham Bar is the name given to interception of the A52 (Grantham to Boston) and A15 (Peterborough to Lincoln and Hull) roads, 1 mile (1.6 km) to the west of the village of Threekingham, in Lincolnshire, England [2]

Grantham Market town in Lincolnshire, England

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The interception is arranged as a small modern roundabout. Both roads are single carriageway. The countryside is undulating, and the A52 descends into a valley to the west. The location is rural, with no human habitation.

The name dates it to the turnpike era.[ according to whom? ] The A52 approximately follows the route of Salters Way.[ clarification needed ]

An 18th-century mile post is in the verge, 220 yards (200 m) south from the roundabout.

Coordinates: 52°55′06″N0°24′42″W / 52.91847°N 0.41155°W / 52.91847; -0.41155 (Threekingham Bar)

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  1. grid reference TF073368
  2. Bourne & Heckington (Map) (A1 ed.). 1:25000. OS Explorer. Ordnance Survey of Great Britain. 1999. ISBN   978-0-319-23811-0 . Retrieved 25 August 2009.