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1922 Road Lists/Northern Ireland Class II

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Northern Ireland's road list were first published in December 1923, over two weeks, in the Belfast gazette. They were ordered by authority, with the six county councils and the County Borough of Londonderry publishing a week before the County Borough of Belfast.

This list lists them in numerical order, merging the different authorities' accounts of the road, in order to present them in a consistent way with the British roads lists.

Number Route Notes
B1 Downpatrick to Ardglass. Unchanged.
B2 Downpatrick via Dromore, Lurgan and Charlestown to Portadown. Suspected diversions around the M1/M12, terminates on A27, and also includes a separate spur road round the new town of Craigavon continuing towards Tandragee.
B3 Lurgan via Gilford, Tanderagee and Keady to Ballybay. Tanderagee was the traditional railway spelling. As well as the mainline which now multiplexes with the A51 between Gilford and Tandragee and continues to the R214 at the border near Castleshane (via the former B33), a spur runs from Gilford to Scarva, Loughbrickland, and Rathfriland.
B4 Cookstown via Pomeroy, Omagh and Lack to Kesh. Starts in Cookstown as A505, multiplexing west of Omagh as A32 before diverging.
B5 Greyabbey to Ballywalter. Unchanged.
B6 Lisburn to Saintfield. A49 between Lisburn and diverging point. Now continues to Killyleagh.
B7 Killyleagh via Crossgar, Ballynahinch and Dromara to Rathfriland. Now starts on B6 to the south of Shrigley. Multiplexes with B2 at Ballynahinch and continues from Rathfriland to Warrenpoint.
B8 Newry via Hilltown to A25. Unchanged.
B9 Donaghcloney Road from A26 to B2. Now continues to Magheralin.
B10 Banbridge via Scarva to A27. Now continues east to Rathfriland.
B11 Donaghadee via Ballywalter, Portaferry to Clough at A2. Linked the two sections of A2; quickly became the A2.
B12 Glenavy to Moira. Swapped with A26.
B13 Belfast to Crumlin. Actually started on B39 at Clady Corner, became A52 in the late 20s.
B14 Cushendall to Parkmore on B61. Unchanged.
B15 Armoy to Ballycastle (Glenshesk Road). Now extended at either end: from Armoy to B62 near Ballymoney, and along what would then have been the A2 coast road via Ballintoy.
B16 Ballymoney via Carnageeragh to B63. Extended south to Glaryford. B63 is now A44.
B17 Bushmills to Coleraine. Now extended from Bushmills via Straid to the current A2.
B18 Ballymena to Toome. Now extended via Ballyronan to Moneymore and Coagh. Includes spur at Toome (former A6).
B19 Ballymena via Portglenone to Maghera (A6) Became part of A42
B20 Crawfordsburn, Shore Road. Includes a few spurs in Bangor.
B21 Bangor to Donaghadee. Easternmost section now A48, now includes much of the former A2 in Bangor.
B22 Newtownards to Donaghadee Became A48, otherwise unchanged apart from realignments.
B23 Belfast (Gresham Street, Smithfield, King Street, College Square East, Gt. Victoria St. to Shaftesbury Sq., University Road, from Lisburn Road., Malone Road to City Boundary) to Lisburn. Gresham Street/Smithfield/King Street declassified/lost under Castle Court. College Square East to Bradbury Place now A1. Multiplexes with A55 A55 from Balmoral Avenue to Ballylesson Road.
B24 Lisburn to Ballynahinch. Became A49, now C297/B177/A49.
B25 Dromore (A1) via Rathfriland to Rostrevor. Unchanged. Partly multiplexes with A50 and B10.
B26 Newcastle via Castlewellan to Banbridge. Became A50.
B27 Newry (B8) via Hilltown and Kilkeel to Greencastle. Has always started at Hilltown. Now ends at Kilkeel; Kilkeel-Greencastle is unclassified.
B28 Banbridge via Gilford and Portadown to Moy. Started on A26 to north of Banbridge. Became A50 from there to Portadown.
B29 Armagh to Tanderagee. Became A51.
B30 Newry via A25, Crossmaglen, Cullaville to Carrickmacross. Starts on A25 to west of Camlough and includes a short spur (former A25). Continues onto R179.
B31 Armagh via A29 to Newtownhamilton. Unchanged.
B32 Keady to Castleblayney. Unchanged. Starts on the B3 and continues as R181.
B33 Keady via B3 to Monaghan. A short section of road near Derrynoose. Now entirely B3.
B34 Cookstown via Dungannon to A4 for Portadown. North of Dungannon now A29. Has been extended in both directions along the original A4.
B35 Dungannon via Aughnacloy to Monaghan Ended on the A28 in Aughnacloy. Dungannon-Granville now A45.
B36 From A34 at Donagh via Rosslea to Monaghan. Unchanged, continues as R187.
B37 Ballyshannon along South side of Lough Erne, through Enniskillen to Belturbet. Became A46 north of Enniskillen; A509 to the south.
B38 Belfast (Howard Street, Grosvenor Road, Springfield Road to City Boundary) to Glenavy Short section in Belfast now A55.
B39 Belfast (Upper North Street from Royal Avenue, Peter's Hill, Shankill Road, Woodvale Road, Crumlin Road to City Boundary) via Ligoniel to Antrim. Multiplexed with B13, and now diverted altogether via A52 (former B13) between Ballysillan Road and Seven Mile Straight - Ligoniel Road and Ballyutoag Hill are now declassified. Now ends on A26 Oldstone Road.
B40 Magherafelt via Draperstown and Feeny to A6. Multiplexes with A29 at Desertmartin, and ends on the former A6 (now B74) near Claudy. Unchanged.
B41 Tobermore to Draperstown. Unchanged.
B42 Tobermore to A6 at Ranaghan Bridge. Extended southeast to Magherafelt.
B43 Dungannon via Pomeroy to A4. Unchanged. Actually ends on the B4 at Pomeroy.
B44 A6 via Learmount to Claudy. Runs from former A6 near Feeny to Park; now declassified from Park to Claudy via Learmount.
B45 Dungannon via Caledon to Monaghan. Ended at the border. Now unclassified south of Caledon.
B46 Newtownstewart via B47 to Gortin. Now continues via Carrickmore and Dromore to Enniskillen
B47 Newtownstewart to Plumbridge. Now continues to Draperstown.
B48 Londonderry via A5 and Dunnamanagh to Omagh. Starts at Newbuildings. Now includes former A5 in Omagh.
B49 Strabane via A5 and Dunnamanagh to Claudy. Includes former A5 at Ballymagorry.
B50 Omagh via Drumquin and Castlederg to Castlefinn. Ended at the border. Now unclassified between Castlederg and the border.
B52 Randalstown to Portglenone. Duplicate - in zone. Ends on what is now the A42.
B52 Belleek via Garrison, and Belcoo to A4. Duplicate and out-of-zone. Extended 2013 from Belcoo to A32 near Florencecourt.
B53 Randalstown to B59. Duplicate - in zone. Now extended to A36 at Moorfields.
B53 Garrison to Manorhamilton. Duplicate and out-of-zone. Ends at the border way to the north of Manorhamilton and becomes R282.
B55 Kerr Street, Portrush. Now declassified.
B56 A8 at Ballyhenry to B57. Now extended via former A8 to A6 at Glengormley. B57 now A57.
B57 Ballynure to Templepatrick. Became A57.
B58 Ballynure to Carrickfergus. Rerouted slightly at each end.
B59 Belfast (B56) to Ballymena (A36) via Doagh B56 end was nowhere near Belfast! Now extended via Mossley to Shore Road A2 near Rushpark.
B60 Ballymena to Carnlough. Became part of A42.
B61 Ballymena to Glenariff. Became A43.
B62 Ballymena via Ballymoney to Portrush. Unchanged, apart from spur at Ballymoney (former A26).
B63 Ballymena (A26) to Ballycastle. Started near Clogh Mills, several miles to the north of Ballymena. Became A44.
B64 Ballymena via B62 and Kilrea to Dungiven via B70 Started on the B61 (now A43) to the northeast of Ballymena: originally at Rathkenny, now near Newtown Crommelin; original section now B94.
B65 Coleraine via A29, Kilrea, and Portglenone to A6 at Castledawson. Became A54
B66 Limavady via A37, Agivey Bridge, Ballymoney to Bushmills Unchanged.
B67 Ballycastle to Coleraine Unchanged.
B68 Limavady to Dungiven. Unchanged.
B69 Limavady to Claudy. Now extended north to A2 at Glebe.
B70 B62 via Kilrea to Limavady, B66 at Ringsead to Garvagh This description seems to correspond to the road's current route, which includes a long multiplex along the B64.
B71 Londonderry (Letterkenny Road, Foyle Road) to Letterkenny. Became A40 to Nixon's Corner, B193 towards Letterkenny.
B72 Strabane via A5, Victoria Bridge, Castlederg, Pettigo, and Belleek to Bundoran. Now avoids Pettigo, going via a multiplex with B4 at Ederney to end on the A47 at Castle Archdale near Lisnarick. A possible original route is via Scraghy Road (unclassified), eventually reaching the T35 at Pettigo, then onto Belleek via the B136 and A47.
B73 Cookstown via Coagh to Newport Trench. Unchanged.
B74 Foreglen Road. connecting A6 near Burntollct with A6 near Dungiven. Later exchanged with A6 Glenshane Road via Claudy.
B75 A29 at Grillagh Bridge to Kilrea. Unchanged.
B76 Lurgan to Kinnegoe. Extended to the B2 at Derrymacash. Section between Lurgan and the M1 became A76 after the M1 was built.
B77 Portadown via Loughgall to Armagh. Unchanged.
B78 Portadown via A27 to Markethill. Now extended to Newtownhamilton. At other end extended into Portadown, then later swapped routes with A27.
B79 Newry to Carlingford. Ends at the border and becomes R173.
B80 Enniskillen to Tempo. Presumably ended on an unclassified road in Tempo. Now extended to Fintona.
B81 Enniskillen (from B37) to Derrygonnelly. Now starts on the A46. Extended to A46 at Binmore and has a long spur to the A4 at Drumgallan.
B82 Enniskillen (from A32) via Trory to Kesh. Became A47 in 2013.
B83 Omagh via A5 and Clogher to Monaghan. Starts at Doogary. Now has a spur in Clogher. Ends at the border and continues as R186.
B84 Newtownstewart via Drumquin to Dromore. Now includes former A5 at Newtownstewart. Multiplexes with B50 at Drumquin.
B85 Strabane via Clady to Castlefinn. Becomes unclassified at the border.
B86 Dervock (B66) to B67. Unchanged.
B500 Belfast: from A6 to B39 (Crumlin Road, Clifton Street, Woodvale Road) Subsumed by A52.
B501 Belfast: from A6 to A2 (Limestone Road) Now extended to North Circular Road.
B502 Belfast: from A6 to B503 (Brookvale Avenue from Antrim Rd, to Brookhill Avenue, Brookhill Avenue, Cliftonville Road, Cliftonpark Avenue, Agnes Street, Northumberland Street, Albert Street) Substantial diversions - of the original route, it only runs from Northumberland Road to Agnes Street, and now continues via Oldpark Road to Ballysillan Road. All other parts declassified; Albert Street severed by A12.
B503 Belfast: from A1 to A6 (Sandy Row, Durham Street, Townsend Street, Upper Townsend Street, Old Lodge Road from Upper Townsend Street and Denmark Street) The northern section was severed and reconstructed when the A12 was built. The road is now diverted from Durham Street onto College Square North to end on the A11.
B504 Belfast: from B503 to A24 (Donegall Road from Sandy Row to Shaftesbury Square, Donegall Pass) Now unclassified.
B505 Belfast: from A2 to A20 (Mountpottinger Road, Beersbridge Road to Upper Newtownards Road) Mountpottinger Road now A23, removing what must have been a multiplex. Now extended via Holywood Road (former A2) to Parkway (A55).
B506 Belfast: from A2 to A24 (Short Strand, Ravenhill Road) Broadly unchanged - northernmost section now A23.
B507 Londonderry: from A2 to B71 (Lone Moor Road, Upper Road, Northland Road, Rock Road) Lone Moor Road (which met the B71, now A40) is now B524. The B507 now starts at Abercorn Road (former B508) and runs via Lecky Road to Northland Road. Rock Road is now unclassified and the road has been rerouted via Branch Road to meet the A2.
B508 Londonderry (Abercorn Road, Bishop Street Without) Abercorn Road now B507. Bishop Street Without now unclassified.

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