High Brough Moor services
High Brough Moor is a large petrol station which once served the A1, but it has now been relegated to a tiny A-road serving Catterick. Despite this fall from grace, it appears to be soldiering on.
Great North Road
Trivia and History
The A6055 here is a historic road. It started as a Roman Road, known as High Street. This became the main A1, and in the 1960s that was upgraded to dual carriageway with the old road becoming the new northbound side. In 2017 the new A1(M) was built to the east, with the old road being downgraded.
High Brough Moor was known as Beacon Garage when it opened in the 1970s. A short distance to the south was The Clock café, which was built within Skeeby Plantation. By the end of the 1970s it had become the Skeeby branch of Little Chef, which was itself joined by a Little Chef Lodge - now the Travelodge which still exists today.
To the north, a petrol station was built on either side of the road, at the important Scotch Corner junction. The southbound side also had the Crown Farm Café, which replaced an old pub. These closed after the new Scotch Corner Roundabout opened, with Scotch Corner services. This would later have its own Little Chef and Travelodge.
High Brough Moor had signs on the A1 pointing to the petrol station only. Immediately afterwards were signs advising traffic it can also stop at Scotch Corner.
The Little Chef closed in 2017, anticipating the motorway upgrade. The forecourt closed too, which was also not a surprise, but then it reopened again a few months later. It continues to advertise 24 hour opening. The wide entrance and exit give away that it was once on a busy and fast-flowing dual carriageway.
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