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|To:||Daventry (SE) (SP580613)|
|Length:||3.3 miles (5.3 km)|
|Meets:||A428, A361, A4256, B4036, A45, A425|
|Now part of:||A361|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4038 is in two historically linked sections: the larger runs southeast from Rugby to Kilsby, whilst the smaller section runs from the A4256 in Daventry town centre out to the A45 to the southeast of the town. Perhaps not surprisingly, the section of A361 that runs between the two was originally part of the B4038, until the 1970s.
In 1922 the B4038 ran solely from Daventry to Kilsby before the extension to Rugby was added in the 1930s. It took over the former A45 south of Daventry when the bypass was built. The entire original section of B4038 is now numbered A361.