A44 road

A44 road

UK road routebox
road= A44
direction= East - West
start= Oxford
end= Aberystwyth
junctions= ukroadsmall|40

The A44 is a major road in the United Kingdom that runs from Oxford in southern England to Aberystwyth in west Wales.


The original (1923) route of the A44 was Chipping Norton to Aberystwyth. No changes were made to the route of the A44 in the early years. After the second world war, the section between Rhayader and Llangurig was renumbered A470, as part of the creation of a through route between Cardiff and North Wales. The A44 was extended to Oxford in the 1990s, replacing part of the A34 when the M40 motorway was completed.

Circa 2004 a Bypass was constructed around Wyre Piddle, as a result the A44 was rerouted down the A4538 between Evesham and Worcester and therefore no longer goes down Pershore High Street. The old route is now known as the B4084.


Oxford - Evesham

The road begins at a roundabout junction with the A40 road on the northern outskirts of Oxford in Oxfordshire. It has a grade separated junction with the A34 road (leading to the M40 motorway and Winchester). From here, the road runs north-west, and has a two-mile section of dual carriageway close to the village of Kidlington. It continues through Woodstock and Chipping Norton, where it meets the A3400 road to Stratford-upon-Avon. It then crosses the border into the county of Gloucestershire where it meets the A429 road at a junction in Moreton in Marsh. The road then crosses into Worcestershire and bypasses the town of Broadway. It joins the route of the A46 road near Evesham, then bypasses the town, re-emerging to the north.

Evesham - Leominster

Continuing in a north-westerly direction, the road passes the town of Pershore, and later meets the A422 road and A4538 road at a junction where the road turns left. It meets the A4440 road to the east of Worcester prior to travelling through the centre of the city. It meets the A4440 again to the west of the city before crossing into Herefordshire and through the town of Bromyard. At Leominster it meets the A49 road

Leominster - Aberystwyth

in the centre of the town.

Former Routes

Bypasses and Realignments

* Evesham (The route used to go through the centre of the town, now runs to the North)
* Evesham - Worcester (The route used to run on a road to the South)

External links

* [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/roadlists/f99/44.shtml SABRE page on the A44]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • A44 — may refer to : * A44 road, a major British road * A44 autoroute, a French highway * A44 (chess opening), ECO chess opening code for the Benoni Defense …   Wikipedia

  • A361 road — Route information Length: 195 mi (314 km) Major junctions …   Wikipedia

  • A470 road — UK road routebox caption= Gabalfa flyover at the interchange with the A48 in Cardiff road= A470 length mi= length km= direction= South North start= Cardiff Bay destinations= Cardiff Merthyr Tydfil Brecon Builth Wells Dolgellau end= Llandudno… …   Wikipedia

  • A26 road (Northern Ireland) — UK road routebox road= 26 length mi= 42.5 length km= 68.4 direction= North South start= Coleraine,?x destinations= Dunmurry Lisburn Sprucefield Hillsborough Dromore Banbridge Loughbrickland Newry end= Near Meigh, south of Newry at border with… …   Wikipedia

  • A46 road — UK road routebox road= A46 length mi= length km= direction= Northeast southwest end= Cleethorpes destinations= Cheltenham Warwick Coventry Leicester Newark on Trent Lincoln start= Bath | construction date= completion date= Newark On Trent Relief… …   Wikipedia

  • Oxford Ring Road — exits Woodstock Road A34 North, A44 A40 A4144 (Woodstock Road South) …   Wikipedia

  • A422 road — UK road routebox road= A422 length mi= length km= direction= east/west start= A428 near Bromham (Bedford) destinations= Bedford Milton Keynes Stratford upon Avon Worcester end= A44 near Broughton Hackett (Worcester) construction date= completion… …   Wikipedia

  • A38 road — A38 road …   Wikipedia

  • A4119 road — Route information Length: 19.5 mi (31.4 km) History: Construction completed 1995 …   Wikipedia

  • North Circular Road — A406 redirects here. For the proposed motorway in France, see A406 autoroute. For the ship, see RFA Hebe (A406). For other uses, see North Circular Road (disambiguation). A406 road Major junctions …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.