|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||4.6 miles (7.4 km)|
|Meets:||A151, B1180, A152|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1356 runs north of Spalding. The number did not exist on classification in 1922; however, an unclassified road in Spalding itself was given the B1356 number in the mid-1920s and the road remained under half a mile long for many years before being extended north along the old line of the A16 when that road was moved onto the Spalding bypass in the 2000s.
The road starts on the A151 just west of a level crossing and heads northeast along Park Road, parallel to the railway line. It's not long before the road bears right to cross its own level crossing and reaches a T-junction soon afterwards. This was the original northern end of the B1356 where it met the A16 but now the road continues. There's a short spur to the right back to the A151 and Spalding town centre.
The mainline of the B1356 TOTSOs left and crosses a bridge over Vernatt's Drain to enter Pinchbeck; there isn't really any gap between the two places. The B1180 comes in from the right on the near side of the village and leaves again on the left after the village centre. There's a glimpse of fields before the next village, Crossgate, and then a longer rural section before Surfleet.
In the centre of Surfleet the road crosses the River Glen at an apparently overengineered bridge. There's then the longest rural section on the road so far before the B1356 ends at a roundabout on the A152, which briefly continues north along the ex-A16.