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I became interested in motor sport as a boy, and have followed Formula One ever since. My main enthusiam, though, is listing and mapping British and Irish circuits. When we're watching domestic racing on TV, Lynne says I'm more interested in what changes can be seen around the circuit than anything happening on the track! Some truth in this. I update the list below as and when, and keep related news cuttings and plans stuffed in a loose leaf folder.
 
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Ordnance Survey Landranger Map sheet number
Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland or Ordnance Survey of Ireland 1:50,000 sheet number
Motorsport venue
Hill climb
Motorcycling only
 
VENUENEAR TOCOUNTYMAPGRID REF ACTIVE
Aberdare ParkAberdareSouth Glamorgan 170 SN9903M'1950', c1989
Used by motorcycles in 1950
Aberdare
AintreeLiverpoolMerseyside108 SJ373983C1954-65, 1972-77, 1979-80+
3.00 miles 1954-1965 GP circuit; 1.64 miles 1972-1977 & 1979-80 Club circuit. At the famous National Hunt racecourse. Venue of British Grands Prix in 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961 & 1962.
Aintree
AltcarFormbyLancashire108 SD295045M'1950'
In use by motorcycles in 1950
Altcar
Alton TowersCheadleStaffordshire128cSK 083433M 
In grounds of country house. Used by motorcyles in ?1960s.
AngleseyAberffrawAnglesey114  SH332690C1997+
Ex army base. Previously used for trials etc as Ty Croes.
Anglesey
AnstyCoventryWarwickshire140  SP3983M'1950'
In use by motorcycles in 1950
Ansty
Ards-Co DownI15cJ6060C1926-36
Public roads?
AthyKildareCo KildareI nncS6090C1903, 1926 - 1936
Public roads?
Baitings DamSowerby BridgeWest Yorkshire110 SE0018H'1972'
 
BallarenaLimavadyCo LondonderryI nn C695324H'1972'
 
BallyclareLongfordCo LongfordI nncN0060C1937, 1946 & 1947
Public roads?
BallyjamesduffCavanCo CavanI nncN5090C1986
Public roads?
Barbon ManorKirkby LonsdaleCumbria94 SD6382H'1972 1993 1996'
0.505 miles in 1972
BenbradaghLondonderryCo LondonderryI nn C7111H 
 
Beveridge Park KirkaldyFife59 NT2791C1950, 1952-54
Around edge of park; approx 1.5 miles 1952-54; 1.38 miles in 1950 (m/cycles).
BexhillBexhillEast Sussex199cTQ7407C1903?
Proposed but not used.
BillownCastletownIsle of Man95 SC2669M 
 
Birmingham(City Centre)West Midlands139 SP0787C1986-90
2.47 miles, used 1986 - 1990. Short lived street circuit, used for F3000 Super Prix.
Birmingham
BishopscourtDownpatrickCo DownI nn J5643C1963-74, 1994
Ex aerodrome.
BitteswellLutterworthLeicestershire140 SP5184C1948
Proposed but not used. Sited on former WWII aerodrome.
BlandfordBlandford ForumDorset195 SP9208C1949-50 & 1952
At army base.
Blandford
BorehamChelmsfordEssex167 TL7412C1951-52
Approx 3.0 miles. Ex aerodrome. Was Ford's Test track until recently. Now being quarried.
Boreham
Bouley BayBouley BayJersey-'UTM'6654H'1972 1993 1996'
0.574 miles.
Brands HatchFarninghamKent177 TQ575646C1950+
Grand Prix venue 1964 - 1986. Originally grass track.
1950-53 1.00 mile grass track, 1954-59 1.24 miles, 1060-75 2.65 miles, 1976-87 2.6136 miles, 1988 to date 2.6002 miles.
Brands Hatch
BrayDublinCo WicklowI nncO2010C??
Street circuit?
Brooklands Romney?Kent?189?TQ9825C1904
[Proposed]
BrooklandsWeybridgeSurrey176 TQ0662C1907-39
On private land.
Brooklands
BroughHullHumberside106 SE9526C1947-56
Ex aerodrome.
Brough
BruntonBurbageWilts174 SU2456H'1972'
 
Cadwell ParkHorncastleLincolnshire122 TF293807C1950-55, 1962, 1964+
On private land.
Cadwell Park Cadwell Park 1950
Cairn CastleLarneCo AntrimI nn D4001H 
 
CarnabyBridlingtonHumberside101 TA1565Mc 1980s
Ex aerodrome.
Carrigrohane?Co CorkI nn Not foundC1936-38, 1954-55
Public roads?
Carrowdore CoI nncJ5070C1927-30?
Public roads?
Castle CombeChippenhamWilts173 ST855768C1950-55, 1962, 1964+
Ex aerodrome.
Castle Combe
Castle HowardMaltonNorth Yorkshire100 SE7170H'1972'
 
CastledergNewtonstewartCo TyroneI nncH2685C1977
 
CatterickCatterickNorth Yorkshire99 SE2496C1958-59
Ex aerodrome
CharterhallColdstreamBorders74 NT7646C1952-64
Ex aerodrome
Charterhall
CluntoeCoaghCo TyroneI14 H9576C1963
 
ColerneChippenhamWilts173 ST8071M 
Aerodrome
CraiganletBelfastCo DownI15 J4377H'1972 1993 1996'
 
CranfieldLisburn/Mourne ?Co DownI nncJ0187C1954, 56
 
Cricket-St-ThomasCrewkearnSomerset193  3809H 
 
CrimmondFraserburghGrampian30 NK0758C1951-58
Ex aerodrome
CroftDarlingtonNorth Yorkshire93 NZ285066C1950-57, 1964-80, 1995+
Ex aerodrome
Croft 1990 Croft
CroftHollywoodCo DownI15cJ4077H 
 
Crystal PalaceSydenhamGreater London177 TQ3471C1937-39, 53-72
In Crystal Palace park.
1937-39 2.00 miles, 1953-72 1.39 miles.
Crystal Palace
CurraghYoughalCo WaterfordI nncX1070C1949-54, 195?-5?
Public roads?
Darley MoorAshbourneDerbyshire119 SK172420M1960s?+
Ex aerodrome.
Darley Moor Darley Moor
DavidstowCamelfordCornwall200 SX1585C1952-55
Ex aerodrome.
DebdenSaffron WaldenEssex154 TL5635C1962-65
Ex aerodrome.
DeeneCorbyNorthamptonshire141 SP955905C?
Formerly Deenethorpe aerodrome.
Ditcham HillPetersfieldHampshire197cSU7418H'1972'
 
Donaghaddee Belfast Co Down I15 c J 60 80 C 1937-4?
Public roads?
Donington Park Castle Donington Leicestershire 129   SK 419 259 C 1933-39, 77+
Former pre-war circuit.
1931-33 2.19 miles, 1934-36 2.55 miles, 1937-39 3.125 miles, 1977-95 1.9573 miles, 1985 to date 2.500 miles.
Donington Park 1930 Donington 1939
The Donington Park plan  Donington Park 2013
Douglas Douglas Isle of Man 95 c SC 38 75 C 1932-35, 1946-?53, 1989+
Street circuit?
Doune - Central Region 57 c NN 72 01 H '1972 1993 1996'
 
Dunboyne Dublin Co Meath I nn c O 00 40 C 1958?-67
Public roads?
Dundalk Dundalk Co Louth I nn c J 00 00 C 1987?
Public roads?
Dundrod Belfast Co Antrim I nn c J 22 76 C 1950-55
7.416 miles.
Dunholme Lodge Lincoln Lincolnshire 121   SK 99 79 C 1948
Ex aerodrome.
Dunlaoughaire Dublin Co Dublin I nn c O 20 20 C 1987
Street circuit?
Durris Stonehaven Grampian 45   NO 76 91 H  
 
Edzell Montrose Tayside 45   NO 63 90 C 1959
Ex aerodrome.
Elvington York North Yorkshire 105   SE 67 48 C 1962-63
Ex aerodrome.
Eppynt Sennybridge Powys 160   SN 875 380 M  
Army range.
Eppynt
Evanton Alness Highland 21   NH 63 67 C 1964
Ex aerodrome.
Exmoor ? Devon / Somerset 180/181         C 1986?
[Proposed]
Fairwood Swansea West Glamorgam 159   SS 57 91 C 1952, 1954
Ex aerodrome. Now Swansea Airport.
Fersfield Diss Norfolk 144   TM 08 85 C 1951
Ex aerodrome.
Fintray Aberdeen Grampion 38   NJ 85 16 H '1972 1993'
 
Forrestburn Livingston Strathclyde 65   NS 86 64 C 1996
[Proposed]
Full Sutton Stamford Bridge Humberside 105   SE 74 54 C 1958
Ex aerodrome.
Gamston East Retford Nottinghamshire 120   SK 69 76 C 1949-51
Ex aerodrome
Garron Point Carnlough Co Antrim I 03     29 25 H
 
Gaydon Warwick Warwickshire 151   SP 355 555 M  
Ex aerodrome.
Goodwood Chichester Sussex 197   SU 87 07 C 1948-66, 1996?
Ex aerodrome.
Goodwood
Grangemouth Falkirk Central Region 65 c NS 90 80 C 1951
[Proposed]
Gransden Lodge St Neots Cambridgeshire 153   TL 28 53 C 1947-48
Ex aerodrome.
Great Aulcum Reading Berkshire 175   SU 65 66 H '1972'
 
Gurston Down Broad Chalke Wilts 184   SU 02 25 H '1972 1993 1996'
 
Haddenham Aylesbury Buckinghamshire 165   SP 733 093 M c1949
Ex aerodrome.
Harewood Leeds West Yorkshire 104   SE 33 45 H '1972 1993 1996'
 
Hemerdon Hill Plympton Devon 202   SX     H '1972'
 
Ibsley Ringwood Hampshire 195   SU 15 08 C 1950-55
Ex aerodrome.
Imber Road Warminster Wiltshire 183   ST 89 46 M  
 
Ingliston Edinburgh Lothians 65   NT 14 73 C 1965-94
At Showground.
Ingliston
Isle of Man T.T. Course? Isle of Man 95   Not found C 1902, 1904, 1905-08, 1914, 1922
T.T. Course
Isle of Man TT Course
Jurby Ramsey Isle of Man 95   SC 35 98 C 1994+
Ex aerodrome.
Keevil Airfield Trowbridge Wilts 173   ST 92 56 M  
 
Kinkell Kinkell Braes Fife 59   NO 51 52 H '1972'
 
Kirkistown Portavogie Co Down I nn c J 62 62 C 1952+
Ex aerodrome.
Kirkistown
Knockhill Dunfirmline Fife 58   NT 065 941 C 1975-76, 1978, 1980+
On private land.
Kockhill
Langburgh ? Durham 88         C 1987?
[Proposed]
Le Val Des Terres St. Peter Port Guernsey NO 'UTM'     H '1993 1996'
 
Lerghy Frissel Ramsey Isle of Man 95   SC     H '1996'
 
Limerick [In town?] Co Limerick I nn ? R 50 50 C 1935-38
Street circuit?
Linton on Ouse York North Yorkshire 100   SE 48 61 C 1960-61
Ex aerodrome'
Llandow Cowbridge South Glamorgan 170   SS 96 71 C 1964-76
Ex aerodrome.
Llandow
Long Kesh Belfast Co Antrim I20   J 230 610 C 1956-57
Ex aerodrome.
Long Marston Stratford upon Avon Warwickshire 151   SP 17 48 M 1950s?+
 
Longridge Preston Lancashire 102   SD 61 38 C 1973-78
On private land.
Longridge
Loton Park Shrewsbury Shropshire 126   SJ 36 13 H '1972 1993 1996'
 
Lulsgate Bristol Avon 172   ST 49 64 C 1949-50
Now Bristol Airport.
Lydden Hill Canterbury Kent 189   TR 24 66 C 1965-c99
On private land.
Lydden Hill
Mallory Park Kirkby Mallory Leicestershire 140   SK 449 001 C 1956+
 
Mallory Park
Mondello Park Naas Co Kildare I nn c N 90 20 C 1968+
 
Mondello Park
Moreton Valence Gloucester Gloucestershire 162   SO 796 104 M  
Ex aerodrome.
Munster Cork ? Co Cork? I nn   Not found C  
 
Newtownards Belfast Co Down I nn c J 49 74 C 1951-53
Public roads.
Oddicombe Torquay Devon 202     92 65 H '1972'
 
Oliver's Mount Scarborough North Yorkshire 101   TA 03 86 C '1950', 1955-56
 
Oulton Park Tarporley Cheshire 117   SJ 589 644 C 1953+
On private land.
1953 1.504 miles, 1954 2.23 miles, 1954-75 2.761, 1975-82 1.654 miles, 1989-91 2.769, 1992 to date 2.776 miles
Oulton Park 1956Oulton Park today
Ouston Chester-le-Street Durham 88   NZ 08 70 C 1961-64
Ex aerodrome
Pembrey Kidwelly Dyfed 159   SN 400 036 C 1989+
Ex aerodrome.
Pembrey
Pheonix? ? 'North East' 88?         C 1988?
[Proposed]
Phoenix Park Dublin Co Dublin I nn   O 10 35 C 1927?-39, 1950?
Public park.
Pheonix Park
Pontypool Park Pontypool Gwent 171         H '1972'
 
Prescott Cheltenham Gloucestershire 163   SO 98 29 H '1972 1993 1996'
 
Preston Preston Lancashire 102         C 1981?
[Proposed]
Ragley Hall Alcester Warwickshire 150         H  
 
Ramsey Road Ramsey Isle of Man 95         H  
 
Rathdrum Wicklow Co Wicklow I nn c T 10 80 C 1950?-80?
Public roads?
Rhydymwym Mold Clwyd 117   SJ 208 665 M  
 
RockinghamCorbyNorthamptonshire141 SP914916C2001+
Purpose built oval and grand prix standard circuit.
Rockingham
Rotherfield Park Alton Hampshire 186         H  
 
Rufforth York North Yorkshire 105   SE 53 50 C 1959-78
Ex aerodrome.
Rufforth
Rumster Lybster Caithness 11     20 38 H '1972'
 
Santa Pod (Raceway) Bedford Bedfordshire 153 SP 957 606 C 1950s? and 1992+
Drag strip formerly used for circuit racing.
Scammonden Huddersfield West Yorkshire 110     057 167 H '1972'
 
Shap Wells Penrith Cumberland 91     57 09 H  
 
Shelsley Walsh Worcester Hereford & Worcester 149   SO 71 62 H '1972 1993 1996'
 
Silverstone Towcester Northamptonshire 152   SP 675 419 C 1948+
Ex aerodrome. Grand Prix host from 1948 to present.
Silverstone, early days Silverstone, early days Silvertone
Silvertone Silvertone
Snetterton Norwich Norfolk 144   TM 005 891 C 1951+
Ex aerodome.
Snetterton Snetterton 1977 Snetterton 300 Snetterton three tacks
Spegla Pass Glenaueagh Bridge Co Down I nn         H '1972'
 
St. Hellier St. Hellier Jersey NO 'UTM'     C 1948-50, 1952
Street circuit.
Staverton Gloucester Gloucestershire 162   SO 887 218 M  
Ex aerodrome, now Airport.
Steetley Leicester? Leicestershire           C 1950s
[Proposed]
Strathclyde Park Glasgow Strathclyde 64         H  
 
Sutton Veney Sutton Veney Wiltshire 183   ST 890 418 M  
 
Syonfin Omagh Co Tyrone I nn         H '1972'
 
Tallaght Dublin Co Dublin I nn c O 00 20 C 1935-39, 1948
Public roads?
Thornaby Middlesborough Durham 93   NZ 46 16 C 1959-61
Ex aerodrome.
Three Sisters Wigan Lancashire 108   SD 582 014 M 1960s?+
 
Thruxton Andover Hampshire 184   SU 280 455 C 1952-53, 1968+
Thruxton Thruxton
Tregrehan Truro Cornwall 204     052 253 H '1972'
 
Trengwainton Penzance Cornwall 203         H '1972'
 
Turnberry Girvan Strathclyde 70   NS 21 07 C 1951-53
Ex aerodrome.
Valance School Westerham Kent 189?         H '1972'
 
Werrington Park Lauceston Cornwall 201     32 86 H  
 
West Raynham Fakenham Norfolk 132   TF 85 24 M  
 
Whitchurch Bristol Avon 172   ST 59 68 C 1959
Ex aerodrome.
Wicklow Wicklow Co Wicklow I nn ? T 30 90 C 1940?-50?
Public roads?
Winfield Berwick upon Tweed Borders 74   NT 89 50 C 1950-51
Ex aerodrome.
Wiscombe Park Honiton Devon 192   SY 18 92 H '1972 1993 1996'
 
 
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