The A508 is a short A-class road for north/south journeys in south central England, forming the route from Market Harborough in Leicestershire, via Northampton, to Old Stratford, just outside Milton Keynes.
The road begins in the centre of Market Harborough and crosses into Northamptonshire just outside the town. Crossing the A14 at Kelmarsh, it continues on through the centre of Northampton, merging with the A5199 as it enters the town. Through Northampton the road repeatedly switches between being a dual carriageway and a single carriageway.
From there, it merges briefly with the A45 until it crosses the M1 at junction 15. Resuming its identity, it continues through Roade, Grafton Regis and rural south Northamptonshire, reaching the A5 and the A422 at Old Stratford, a Northamptonshire village which adjoins Milton Keynes.
A508 passes The White Hart Public House in Grafton Regis (between Milton Keynes and Northampton)
|Length||30 mi (50 km)|
|North end||Market Harborough|
A14 Junction 2
|South end||Old Stratford|
Boughton is a village and civil parish in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire, England, about 4 miles (6.4 km) from Northampton town centre along the A508 road between Northampton and Market Harborough. The parish area straddles both side of the road but the main part of the village is east. It is on the northern fringe of the Northampton urban area and, together with the neighbouring village of Moulton is in the preferred area for the expansion of the town.Brixworth
Brixworth is a large village and civil parish in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire, England. The 2001 census recorded a parish population of 5,162, increasing to 5,228 at the 2011 census. The village's All Saints' Church is of Anglo-Saxon origin.Collingtree Park
Collingtree Park is an affluent district in the Borough of Northampton in the East Midlands of England.Cosgrove, Northamptonshire
Cosgrove is a village in Northamptonshire, England about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Stony Stratford, 6 miles (9.7 km) north of central Milton Keynes and 12 miles (19.3 km) south of Northampton along the A508 road and 8 miles (12.9 km) south-east of Towcester along the A5 road (the Roman road Watling Street). The River Tove passes to the east of the village flowing into the River Great Ouse just south, the latter marking the boundary with Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. The Grand Union Canal passes through the middle of the village.Grafton Regis
Grafton Regis is a village and civil parish in the south of the English county of Northamptonshire. The population of the civil parish (including Alderton) at the 2001 census was 152. This increased to 253 at the 2011 census. The village is east of the A508 road, on which it has a short frontage and two bus stops. It is ca. 8 miles (13 km) south of Northampton and 9 miles (14 km) north of Milton Keynes.Great Oxendon
Great Oxendon is a linear village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish's population was 307 people, increasing to 331 at the 2011 Census.Its eastern end is on the A508 road from Market Harborough to Northampton but most of the village is at 90° to the main road's north-south direction. The former railway tunnel at Great Oxendon is now open as part of the Brampton Valley Way.
Between 1859 and 1960 the village was served by Clipston and Oxendon railway station about one mile south-east of the village and with running trains between Northampton in the south and Market Harborough in the north.
Little Oxendon is a deserted medieval village about one mile north of Great Oxendon at grid reference SP730846.Hanging Houghton
Hanging Houghton is a village in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. It is on the A508 road between Brixworth and Lamport, in the civil parish of Lamport . It is mentioned in the stories of "B.B." Watkins-Pitchford. Hanging Houghton's poachers were as notorious as those from Brixworth.Maidwell
Maidwell is a village and civil parish in the Daventry district of the county of Northamptonshire in England. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish had 325 inhabitants, including Draughton, and this increased to 429 at the 2011 census.Queen's Park, Northampton
Queen's Park is a district of the town of Northampton, England.
Queen's Park is located due north of the town centre and immediately south of Kingsthorpe. It is bisected by the primary A508 road, to the west of this road is an Industrial Estate while to the east it is residential in nature. The population is included in the Trinity ward of Northampton Council.Rockingham Forest
Rockingham Forest is a former royal hunting forest in the county of Northamptonshire, England. It is an area of some 200 sq mi (500 km2) lying between the River Welland and River Nene and the towns of Stamford and Kettering. It has a rich and varied landscape, with farmland, open pasture, pockets of woodland and villages built from local stone.Stoke Park Pavilions
Stoke Park Pavilions are all that remain of the stately house and grounds of Stoke Park near the village of Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire, England, approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of Northampton and 11 miles (18 km) north of Milton Keynes.
A roads in Zone 5 of the Great Britain road numbering scheme