|From:||Ware bypass (TL346152)|
|To:||Ware town centre (TL355145)|
|Length:||0.7 miles (1.1 km)|
|Meets:||A10, A602, A1170|
|Old route now:||A602|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1001, now a short route into the Hertfordshire town of Ware, is the rump of the former route so numbered.
It starts from a grade separated roundabout above the A10 Ware bypass and heads southeast. Immediately you are in the suburbs of the town, built up since the 1970s - only the cemetery remains as greenfield. A mini-roundabout is passed for an even newer estate road and then a Pelican crossing is negotiated. The road then forks left at a mini roundabout before ending on a full roundabout (known locally as Charvilles Roundabout, after a garage previously situated next to the site) where it meets the A1170. Turn right for the High Street.
Formerly the B1001 started on the A602 at Watton at Stone and then headed southeast via Tonwell to join its present route near Ware. The route from Watton to A10 bypass was taken over by the A602 when that road was re-routed to avoid Hertford.
Most maps, including the Ordnance Survey, refer to the road as the B1004. However, it is marked correctly on the ground and the marking as the B1004 was acknowledged as a mistake by the council.