|From: || West Wear Street, Sunderland (NZ401572) |
|To: || Barrack Street, Sunderland (NZ406576) |
|Via: || High Street East|
|Distance: || 0.5 miles (0.7 km)|
|Meets: || A1018 |
|Route outline (key)|
||High Street West
||Link in Sunderland
The B1293 connects the A1018 West Wear Street / Sans Street in Sunderland to the docks on the right bank of the River Wear by way of the eastern part of the city's High Street.
In 1922 the route started 400 metres further west at a crossroads junction with Bridge Street / Fawcett Street (the A19 at the time) in the very centre of Sunderland. However, as a result of extensive changes aimed at removing through traffic from the city centre, the High Street West section was declassified and the B1293 is now confined to High Street East, running from a roundabout junction with the A1018 relief road to the dock gates and the start of Barrack Street.