|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||3.8 miles (6.1 km)|
|Former Number(s):||B1264, A1045|
|Old route now:||B1380|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1044 is a semi-rural A-road in north Yorkshire.
The road starts on the A67 (former A19) to the south of Yarm town centre and heads northeast, crossing the River Leven after leaving town. As it reaches the Teesside Industrial Estate it TOTSOs left to run past the Estate before ending at a set of traffic lights. Straight on is unclassified, the A174 is to the right and no other roads meet here.
Originally, the A1044 started closer to the centre of Yarm and headed east along Leven Road, soon meeting its current route which was then the east end of the B1264. It then continued straight. The TOTSO by the industrial estate is explained by the fact that the road straight on (now the B1380) was originally the A1044, which continued on to end on the A174 (later renumbered A1032) near Hemlington. This section was downgraded to Class II around 2000, although some maps still show some or all of this section as having the A1044 number.
When the road was diverted away from Hemlington it took on the southern end of what was the A1045, although only as far as the A174. That road used to continue on into Thornaby to end on the A176 (current A1130).