- A232 road
UK road routebox
direction= East - West
The A232 is a
roadrunning east-west across South London, which connects the A24 in Ewellwith the A224 Orpingtonbypass.
Croydonand Ewell, the route runs close to the Sutton & Mole Valley Line. London Buses route X26bus runs along the route between Waddonand Cheam.
In the 1970s the plans for the construction of the
M23 motorwaynorth of Hooleyhad the motorway crossing the A232 Croydon Road in Wallington between Hilliers Lane (B272) and Demense Road. It is probable that a junction would have been provided here if the motorway had been built. In the late 1970s, when the M23 plan was scaled back to omit the section across Mitcham Common, the road may even have ended on the A232 at this point.
Administrative districts and towns that the A232 passes through
Major roads intersected by the route
Landmarks on the A232
*Orpington War Memorial
Orpington railway station
*The Princess Royal University Hospital and Locksbottom
Bethlem Royal Hospital
*Shirley Park Golf Course
Sandilands tram stop
Waddon railway station
*Croydon IKEA Towers (not actually on the route but visible from it)
*Beddington Park and Carew Manor
Carshaltonvillage and duck ponds
*St Philomenas School
Ewell East railway station
Rivers that start near the A232
The route closely follows the ridge of
chalkto the south, over London clayto the north, especially between Ewell and Addiscombe. As a result, there are many springs near the route, and many of the suburbs it passes through developed out of prehistoric spring line villages.
* [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/roadlists/r10/notes.php?number=A232 A232] from SABRE Roads
* [http://www.cbrd.co.uk/histories/m23/img/a-z.jpgwww.cbrd.co.uk - 1970s A-Z map showing proposed M23 route crossing the A232]
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