|From:||West Sherburn (NZ302422)|
|Distance:||10.5 miles (16.9 km)|
|Meets:||A181, B1280, A182, A19, B1432, A1086|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1283 is a largely rural B-road east of Durham.
It starts at the A181 TOTSO immediately to its bridge over the A1(M) at West Sherburn. It continues east through Sherburn and Sherburn Hill before reaching somewhere with a different place name. It crosses the B1280 at a staggered crossroads at Haswell Moor before bearing north to reach a GSJ on the A19 on the Easington bypass.
After a short multiplex east along the A182 (which claims for its own the GSJ's slip roads), the B1283 continues east through Easington into Easington Colliery (although the pit is no more). At the far end of town it bends sharply to the right before continuing south parallel to the railway line and ending at a roundabout on the A1086 Durham Coast Road on the northern edge of Horden.
In 1922 the B1283 ran only for the short distance between the A19 and Easington Colliery; after bending south it continued to the now-closed station before ending. In the mid-1920s it was extended west to Durham. The road south of Easington station became the A1086 around the same time; this road is now the B1283 so that the A-road does not end on a B-road.