|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Harmer Hill (SJ489220)|
|Distance:||12.8 miles (20.6 km)|
|Now part of:||B5476|
|Route outline (key)|
The A5113 was created after World War II as the former route of the A49 (which was diverted to run further east to allow traffic between Shrewsbury and Whitchurch to avoid Wem). However, it was downgraded to the B5476 in the 1970s.
The road started on the A528 in Harmer Hill, at a junction where there is still a TOTSO to show the old numbering here. The road headed north and soon met the Crewe to Shrewsbury railway line, crossing it north of Yorton and again south of Wem. The narrow streets of Wem town centre put the main road as heading east-west, although this has never had a continuous number and the actual main road has always run north-south. The A5113 therefore zigzagged right then left and left town along New Road.
After running through Tilstock the road entered Whitchurch along Tilstock Road before ending on the then-A41 to the south of the town centre. At this point the A41 was the dominant number in a multiplex with the A49; indeed, the multiplex started here when the A49 took our route.