Markham Moor services
|Road:||A1, at the Markham exit|
(also accessible to traffic on the A57, A638 and B1164)
(Google Maps link)
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Services type:||Group of sites located at a junction.|
Very similar idea to Colsterworth, with many different services built around a roundabout including one with a distinct dome-shaped building.
Trivia and History
The original roundabout had facilities on each corner. The roundabout has now been replaced by a normal interchange junction but services still stand at a number of the part of the junction:
The Southwest corner (i.e. Northbound traffic after the roundabout/junction) includes a large Little Chef/Subway/Travelodge combination site and a Shell filling station, along with the Markham Moor truckstop. The Little Chef in 2011 was refurbished with the new look and 'Good to Go' deli counter where a Burger King once stood. A Subway outlet opened here alongside Little Chef in September 2014 replacing Good to Go. The Little Chef is due to be replaced by a KFC soon.
The Northwest corner (i.e. Southbound traffic before the roundabout/junction), stands two buildings which were both Little Chef's for some time or another. One of the Little Chef restaurants, which is now a Chinese restaurant, was originally a Kelly's Kitchen. Secondly, a distinctive dome-shaped building designed by the late Sam Scorer was formerly a Happy Eater. As part of the original roundabout replacement plans this was threatened with demolition, but after a public campaign, was saved thanks to a junction redesign. Consequently, the resulting junction now has notoriously tight slip roads, but many would say it's worth it.
|Carlton (A1 northbound, 9 miles)|
North Muskham (A1 southbound, 11 miles)
|Services on the A1||Blyth (12 miles)|