|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Tom Otter's Bridge (SK876742)|
|Via:||Lincoln, Washingborough, Bardney|
|Distance:||29.3 miles (47.2 km)|
|Meets:||A57, A46, B1003, A1434, B1188, B1202, A158|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1190 is a rural B-road to the south of Lincoln.
It starts on the A57 at Tom Otter's Bridge, which crosses the Wigsley Drain, at the point that watercourse meets the Fossdyke. It heads roughly southeastwards, forming the county boundary between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire to begin with. It bears sharply eastwards in Doddington before meeting the A46 Lincoln bypass and then continues through Lincoln's southern suburbs to meet the A1434 at Swallow Beck.
The B1190 multiplexes with no less than three other roads in Lincoln, which is partly due to the fact that the original route of the B1190 was the section east of Lincoln; the section west was classified in 1935 and for some reason given the number of a road some distance away. It heads north along the A1434 (former A46) before meeting the A15. The A15 turns right along South Park taking the B1190 with it, although in its defence this road was numbered B1190 by the mid-1920s (although not originally) and the A15 went straight on. Between the 1920s and the 1960s, the B1190 crossed the B1188 at a staggered junction at the eastern end of South Park. Now, the A15 has been rerouted slightly, making a longer multiplex with the B1188 until the B1190 reappears at its original western point by the Old Cemetery in Canwick.
The B1190 runs between the River Witham and the centre of Washingborough before zigzagging to Potterhanworth Booths, where it picks up the B1202. It eventually crosses the River Witham and enters Bardney, where the B1202 leaves again. The B1190 zigzags through some more villages, the last being Thimbleby, before it reaches the A158 on the western edge of Horncastle. The B1190 ends here.