|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||8.9 miles (14.3 km)|
|Former Number(s):||A10, B1386|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1160 is a relatively short B-road in west Norfolk. It gained its number in the late 1950s.
The road starts on the A10 Southery bypass and runs along the whole of the pre-bypass road; the southern section is shorter but more built-up. Through traffic on the B1160 has to TOTSO east in the centre of Southery to leave town along Feltwell Road. This road used to be part of the B1386, only becoming the B1160 when that road was declassified in the 2000s.
On the Methwold Fens the B1160 TOTSOs left at its original southern end, with the ex-B1386 ahead now unclassified. We head north and then zigzag sharply right then left to cross the River Wissey by a sugar factory followed by a fen drain shortly afterwards. The road then passes between West Dereham (to the west) and Wereham (to the east) before ending at a roundabout on the A134.
The mile long Wereham Western Bypass was opened on 10 September 1994 by Gillian Shephard, MP for South West Norfolk. Funded by British Sugar Corporation to improve the route from their Wissington factory to A134, cost £2.5 million.