|From:||High Street (NZ528174)|
|To:||Ormesby Bank (NZ533167)|
|Distance:||0.7 miles (1.1 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1221 was a former route of A171, before this was relieved by Orchard Way to the east. It then served as a short link road through Ormesby, now a suburb of Middlesbrough. Owing to the road's short length it is not known exactly when the road gained its number, although it definitely existed by the 1950s.
The road started on the A174 (present B1380) High Street and headed south along Church Lane. The grounds of Ormesby Hall, now owned by the National Trust, lay to the right of the road. After passing the eponymous church, situated in the hall grounds, the road bore to the left and ended shortly afterwards on the A171 Ormesby Bank.
Construction of the A174 Parkway in the 1970s severed the B1221 just south of the church, although Church Lane still exists on both sides and is now connected by a footbridge. The road appears to have retained its number north of the Parkway for a short period after this, despite leading nowhere, but was subsequently declassified.
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