|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Bishop's Stortford (TL497229)|
|Distance:||13.1 miles (21.1 km)|
|Meets:||B1383, A1250, B1529, A1184, B180, A1170|
|Route outline (key)|
Its northern terminus is on the B1383 (ex A11) Stansted Road on the north side of Bishop's Stortford, and the route provides a way of getting from there to the town centre which avoids the Hockerill traffic lights. When originally designated, this stretch, which ended on the old A120, was all there was to the B1004.
Now, the road continues – after a brief multiplex with the A1250 and then the B1529 – out of town and southwestward to Ware through Much Hadham, Widford, and Wareside, along a road that was originally designated as B1002 (the number B1002 has subsequently been re-used in Essex). By 1946 the original B1002 had been redesignated A119, a classification which lasted until it was downgraded once again to B-road status, this time taking its present number.