A232 road


A232 road

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destinations= Croydon
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end= Orpington
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The A232 is a road running east-west across South London, which connects the A24 in Ewell with the A224 Orpington bypass.

Between Croydon and Ewell, the route runs close to the Sutton & Mole Valley Line. London Buses route X26 bus runs along the route between Waddon and Cheam.

History

In the 1970s the plans for the construction of the M23 motorway north of Hooley had 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

*"Bromley": Orpington, Farnborough, Hayes, West Wickham
*"Croydon": Shirley, Addiscombe, Croydon, Waddon
*"Sutton": Beddington, Wallington, Carshalton, Sutton, Cheam
*"Epsom and Ewell": Ewell

Major roads intersected by the route

*A21 at Locksbottom
*A23 (Purley Way) at Waddon
*A212 at Croydon
*A217 at Cheam
*A237 at Wallington

Landmarks on the A232

*Orpington War Memorial
*Orpington railway station
*The Princess Royal University Hospital and Locksbottom Sainsbury's
*Hayes Common
*Bethlem Royal Hospital
*Trinity School
*Shirley Park Golf Course
*Sandilands tram stop
*Fairfield Halls
*Croydon Flyover
*Duppas Hill
*Waddon railway station
*Croydon IKEA Towers (not actually on the route but visible from it)
*Beddington Park and Carew Manor
*Carshalton village and duck ponds
*St Philomenas School
*Nonsuch Park
*Ewell East railway station

Rivers that start near the A232

The route closely follows the ridge of chalk to the south, over London clay to 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.

*Cray
*Ravensbourne
*Beck
*Pool
*Wandle
*Beverley Brook
*Hogsmill

External links

* [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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