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 The roundabout has now been replaced by a normal interchange junction but services still stand at a number of the part of the junction: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) stood a larger Little Chef/Burger King/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 in the former Burger King. A Subway outlet opened here alongside Little Chef in September 2014 replacing Good to Go.
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's, 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)|