Video Survey of the Road system in Freshford
These films of the road system in Freshford in
Bath and North-East Somerset (BANES) were made in
2006. Each video film is of one trip into and out of Freshford or to
Freshford Mill (Peradins). I have also extended the survey to include all
of the roads in Freshford. I think that a reasonable quality of playback is important in order to
appreciate not only the infrastructure but also the attractiveness of this village. Where the car and camera approaches a road junction titling has
been added. Click on an appropriate map to open the video file..
This collection of video films provides a
documentary resource for considering planning applications in relation to
the local transport network and needs to be considered in relation to the
photographs of the roads junctions that are published
The A36 heading South from Bath via Ashes Lane Freshford
to Freshford Mill -the former Peradins factory. This is the shortest route
to Freshford Mill for traffic heading from Bristol and Bath
Staples Hill - the only route to Freshford From Bradford on Avon and
Trowbridge. This trip goes down to the centre of the village and then
leaves by Crowe Lane which leads to Lower Limpley Stoke.
Freshford Mill to Freshford Station and back.
to the station and back to the Freshford Mill
Freshford Mill to High Street Freshford via Rosemary Lane
along The Tyning
High Street Freshford to Staples Hill
Traffic Congestion by the School 1
This journey was undertaken when children are being
collected from Freshford Primary School. The video clearly shows the
present congestion and the second video in accessible from the frame below
confirms that congestion
Traffic Congestion by the School 2
This journey was undertaken when children are being collected from
Freshford Primary School. The video clearly shows the present congestion
which extends right up to the cemetery. The school bus from St Lawrence
school is also scheduled to arrive in Freshford at the same time.
Freshford Mill to Staples Hill via Mill Lane and on to
routes to Bradford On Avon -the nearest supermarket and petrol station.
And to Trowbridge the nearest largest shopping centre. This route is the
shortest route to the A4 and M4 via Chippenham
When the High Street is blocked or congested motorists who
are familar with the village take a short cut. The short cut is along Dark
Lane through to Church Hill and vice-versa. Traffic from Bath and Bristol
can enter Freshford via either Crowe or Church Lanes