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|From:||Victoria Road North (SU649000)|
|To:||Commercial Road (SU640002)|
|Length:||0.7 miles (1.1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B2153 is a complicated former road classification in Portsmouth.
However, the route of the B2153 mentioned in the 1923 Road Lists - Portsmouth (Carlisle Road, Raglan Street and Greetham Street) - is not shown on the same map (a parallel route is shown as a B-road but is not given a number). Later maps, such as the one on the right, do put a B-road where the 1922 lists would have us believe one to be.
Assuming that the 1922 Road Lists are correct, the B2153 started on the B2151 Victoria Road North. It ran west, parallel to the railway line, along Carlisle Road, Raglan Street and Greetham Street. It met the A3 Commercial Road by the station where it ended.
Either way, road upgrades and renumberings in central Portsmouth have rendered the B2153 number redundant. Carlisle Road has been severed by the building of the A2030 Holbrook Road. The B2153/A3 junction has been altered beyond recognition by the building of the civic centre. Park Road has been severed by the new A3 Anglesea Road. The fact that the whole of the former B2153 is now unclassified is not surprising.
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