|From:||Newcastle Road (NZ272528)|
|To:||Chester Road (NZ278525)|
|Distance:||0.4 miles (0.6 km)|
|Met (1923):||A1, A183|
|Now part of:||A693|
|Route outline (key)|
The road started on the A1 (now A167) Newcastle Road and headed east along Blind Lane for under half a mile to end on the A183 Chester Road. The A1 was later rerouted to pass through this point as well.
The A1053 became part of the A693 when that road was rerouted to bypass Chester-le-Street and meet the A1(M). Having said that, currently the road is given equal billing between the A693 and A167 but only westbound; the A167 is not mentioned at all eastbound.