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Wittering services

Location:

A1 northbound between Peterborough and Stamford

Signposted from the road.

Postcode:

PE8 6HA

(Google Maps link)

Access/Layout:

Single site located between junctions on one side of the road.



A newly-rebuilt petrol station on the A1.

Facilities

Catering: Starbucks Drive Thru Charging Points: GeniePoint 50kW CCS & CHAdeMO & 22kW Type 2 Forecourt: Shell, Budgens, Subway, Starbucks on the Go, West Cornwall Pasty Co, AdBlue4You, Free Cash Machine

Parking Prices

Short stay customer parking is available. No HGV parking is available.

Parking within the Starbucks car park is limited to 2 hours maximum stay, with no parking permitted between 9pm and 5am. These restrictions are strictly enforced by Civil Enforcement Ltd.

This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Super Service Station
Great North Road
Thornhaugh
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE8 6HA

🌍 Operators (Official Websites):


Trivia and History

A pair of filling station were positioned here long before the A1 was upgraded to dual carriageway.

Northbound History

The northbound site became known as Super service station and it had a large parking area, gaining a café called 'Woodview Café'. The filling station here has always been branded Shell since opening.

The northbound café closed in the early 2010s. In August 2018 the café was demolished and a Starbucks Drive Thru was built on the land.

Shell sold the site to MFG in 2017, who rebranded the shop to Londis. During early 2018, MFG refurbished the site with a Budgens store replacing Londis, Starbucks on the Go replacing Costa Express and a new Subway store being added.

Southbound History

Abandoned building.
The abandoned southbound services.

Another petrol station called Abbotts Wood service station was situated on the southbound side, but this closed in around 2005 and was eventually demolished. Its position - and a dilapidated building - can still be made out. Shell had proposed to add a 40-seater restaurant to the site in 1992, but this was refused on the basis that there were other facilities nearby and the need for a similar facility here was unnecessary.

There have been several plans to bring the southbound site back into use, with the first coming in 2006 for a 20-bed hotel to replace the derelict buildings but these plans were refused again due to being too close to nearby facilities. In 2010 and 2017 there were plans to bring the site back into use as a petrol station to no success. However, in January 2020 planning permission was granted to redevelop the former Abbotts Wood site and build a 20-bay electric vehicle charging station with an amenity building providing refreshments and toilet facilities.

Alternatives

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Stibbington (2 miles)Services on the A1Bloody Oaks (northbound, 7 miles)
Colsterworth (17 miles)