Clacket Lane Services
The westbound service area
Clacket Lane services
Clacket Lane services (Surrey)
Information
CountySurrey
RoadM25
Coordinates:51°16′16″N 0°02′20″E / 51.271076°N 0.038789°E / 51.271076; 0.038789Coordinates: 51°16′16″N 0°02′20″E / 51.271076°N 0.038789°E / 51.271076; 0.038789
OperatorRoadChef
Date opened1993
WebsiteRoadchef Clacket Lane

Clacket Lane services is a motorway service station on the M25 motorway that is the largest Roadchef services in the UK midway between junctions 5 and 6, in Surrey, United Kingdom, adjacent to the parish borders between Limpsfield, Surrey and Westerham, Kent,[1] a small village and a town respectively. The services are owned by Roadchef.

It is the largest Roadchef services in the UK. Clacket Lane services are one of the largest and busiest services on the UK motorway network serving traffic on the extremely busy southern stretch of the M25 London orbital motorway, and traffic to and from the coastal ports and the Channel Tunnel. They are named after a road which passes over the motorway nearby.[2]

History

Service stations at the site were first proposed in 1972.[citation needed] During planning, the services were intended to be named Titsey Wood after the forest that surrounds the site.[3] The services were opened by Robert Key, Minister for Roads and Traffic on 21 July 1993.[4]

During construction of the sites, artifacts from Roman Britain were found, specifically from a disused Roman road and are now displayed at the service station.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Map of Westerham Road, Oxted, Surrey". Streetmap EU Ltd. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  2. ^ "OS Maps: online mapping". osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk.
  3. ^ Barkham, Patrick (21 February 2002). "Coach tour of the M25 – a great day out". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  4. ^ Baldwin, Peter; Bridle, Ron; Baldwin, Robert; Porter, John (2002). The Motorway Achievement, Volume 1. Thomas Telford. p. 938. ISBN 978-0-727-73196-8.
  5. ^ "Clacket Lane". Motorway Services Online. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
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