A10 at Downham Market
Signposted from the road.
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Single site located at the side of the road.
This is a service area on the A10 in Norfolk. For the one on the A31 in the New Forest, see Stoney Cross.
A small petrol station as the A10 passes Downham Market.
Catering: Arbuckles Outdoor Space: No grass space Forecourt: Esso, Londis, Costa Express
Short stay customer parking is available for cars. No HGV parking is available.
This information is provided to us by third parties. You should always check with staff on site.
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Stonecross Industrial Estate
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Trivia and History
Downham Market Little Chef in 2007, shortly after closing.
There were the remains of a stone cross just west of here, hence the name of the Stone Cross Estate and subsequently this service area.
The service area was developed by AJ's and Mobil, with Barker Brothers Builders commencing construction in 1989. The site was operated by M Kamper Services and opened in Autumn 1989, joined by an AJ's family restaurant. There were plans to add a hotel next to the restaurant, but this didn't happen.
The restaurant later became the Downham Market branch of Little ChefHistory in 1997, and was closed in 2007 with the restaurant reopening as an American diner called Arbuckles on 10 March 2008.
The filling station rebranded to Q8 in 1991, Jet in the 2000s, and BP in the early 2010s. The filling station was later acquired by MRH in the mid-2010s, rebranding the site again to Esso and adding their own-branded Hursts store to the site. This later became part of MFG's network following the merger of MRH and MFG, with the store rebranding to Londis in 2022.
The Arbuckles restaurant suffered major flood damage following a large rain storm in the area on 17 June 2020, with some parts of the building under 30cm of water. The restaurant reopened on 12 October 2020.
MFG currently hold planning permission to extend the existing forecourt shop to introduce a Greggs store to the site. The plans also include relocation of the HGV pumps, adding seven new parking bays and two jet washes.
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