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|To:||Whaley Bridge (SK009806)|
|Length:||8.2 miles (13.2 km)|
|Met:||A5024, A6, A625|
|Now part of:||B5470|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5089 was a rural B-road in east Cheshire.
It went through Rainow and Kettleshulme before descending into the Goyt Valley. It ended in Horwich End, to the south of Whaley Bridge, at a crossroads. Ahead was the A625 and the other two directions were numbered A6.
In the 1960s the A6 was rerouted between Buxton and Horwich End, with its original route becoming the A5002. For some reason that road was then extended west along the entire route of the B5089, so that the A5002 became an L-shaped road.
The ex-B5089 has since been returned to Class II status, although it has not regained its original number. It is now part of the B5470, although the western end now has a new route in Macclesfield.
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