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Markham Moor services

Markham Moor
Markham Moor
Road:A1, at the Markham exit
(also accessible to traffic on the A57, A638 and B1164)
(Google Maps link)
Address:Markham Moor
Retford
Nottinghamshire
DN22 0QU
Signposted from the road?Yes
Grid reference:SK718736
Services type:Group of sites located at a junction.

Foursquare

Very similar idea to Colsterworth, with many different services built around a roundabout including one with a distinct dome-shaped building.

Facilities

Restaurants: Little ChefHistory, McDonalds Drive Thru, Subway Motel: Travelodgebook Forecourt: Shell, Select, Costa Express, Deli2go, Air1 AdBlue, LPG

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 The roundabout has now been replaced by a normal interchange junction but services still stand at a number of the part of the junction:

Southwest

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.

Northwest

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.

Northeast

In the north east quadrant (i.e. Southbound traffic post-junction) a McDonald's and another Shell forecourt trade. This forms the more modern addition to the junction.

Alternatives

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Carlton (A1 northbound, 9 miles)
North Muskham (A1 southbound, 11 miles)
Services on the A1Blyth (12 miles)