|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||The Kursaal, Southend on Sea (TQ890850)|
|To:||Cambridge Town (TQ931849)|
|Via:||Eastern Esplanade, Ness Road|
|Distance:||3 miles (4.8 km)|
|Old route now:||A1160|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1016 follows the coast between Southend on Sea and Shoebury Ness. It meets two other classified roads, both of which end at the terminus points of the B1016.
The B1016 starts on the A1160 at the Kursaal in Southend and follows the esplanade eastwards as far as Shoebury Common. It then turns inland and ends end-on with the A13 by the church in Cambridge Town.
The history of the B1016 is complicated. In 1922 it started on the A13 in the centre of Southend and headed south along the High Street to end by the pier. Then still in the early 1920s it was extended east along the coast before turning inland along Southchurch Avenue back to the A13.
Later still, Southend High Street was declassified, leaving the B1016 with its current route.