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Route of the old London Road
- Local Resident (21st Feb 2021 17:01:49)

Hello folks - we were out rambling around Bramshott today. Spring is coming....!

Can someone put us right? If you were driving from - say - Liss to London before the war, what route did the road go? We know that the 'new' A3 past Liphook is a pretty recent structure - but we can't work out from maps etc where the route used to go before this was built.

We assume/think the London road used to go through Liphook, as - we think - the Royal Anchor is a coaching inn, the road is called 'London Road' etc.

We know someone in the village will roll their eyes at this question and answer in for us in about about two seconds flat. :).

Re: Route of the old London Road
- Editor (21st Feb 2021 17:35:22)


Have a look at the maps here to get some idea

Re: Route of the old London Road
- Helen (21st Feb 2021 21:53:32)

If you walk the army tarmac road from Bramshott north, go across the common when it ends, stayon the track like path and keep headingol towards the BMW garage which was the Severn Thorns, I believe that is the route from reading local history books. Worth asking the Liphook Nostalgia group on FB if you are on there, v knowledgeable people.

Re: Route of the old London Road
- Mike (21st Feb 2021 21:59:58)

If you Google this: "detailed old victorian ordnance survey map of Liphook", it will enable you to see the ordnance survey map of around the turn of the 19th to 20th century.
Very helpful I found

Re: Route of the old London Road
- er (22nd Feb 2021 00:05:09)

Thanks Mike those maps are very interesting.

OP, I take it from your post that you are new to the area. You are correct that the Portsmouth Road is the old A3, it passes several grand old coaching inns on it's way to Petersfield where the bypass rejoins the old A3 route.

North of Liphook the old toll house is still there (now a private house) and so the old London road would have deviated from the new London Road slightly there before rejoining the A3 at about where the current interchange is, before heading across Bramshott Common to Hindhead, but prepare to be robbed at any point by highwaymen!

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