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The A274 is a major road running through mid Kent. The northern end of the road is in Maidstone, at the Wheatsheaf public house where it leaves the A229. The road then follows a south easterly route to Langley, where it changes to a south south easterly alignment through Sutton Valence and Headcorn,[1] ending at a junction with the A262 in Biddenden.[2] It is 12.37 miles (19.91 km) long.

A274 shield

The White Horse public house on the A274 through Headcorn
Route information
Length12.37 mi (19.91 km)
Major junctions
North endMaidstone
51°15′28″N 0°31′52″E / 51.2578°N 0.53123°E / 51.2578; 0.53123 (A229 road (northern end))
South endBiddenden
51°06′54″N 0°38′37″E / 51.1149°N 0.6436°E / 51.1149; 0.6436 (A229 road (southern end))
Sutton Valence
Road network
The B2163 crossing the A274 Sutton Road

The A274 was originally classified B2078 and was re-designated in the 1950s. The road has seen some upgrades to short sections at Park Wood (on the outskirts of Maidstone) and to the south of Sutton Valence.


  1. ^ Thompsett, Mike (16 January 2016). "A274 North Street, Headcorn, closed as power cables on road". Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  2. ^ Weir, Jamie (30 April 2015). "Smash leaves A274 Headcorn Road closed to traffic". Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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