|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Shippea Hill(NW) (TL616854)|
|Distance:||6.3 miles (10.1 km)|
|Meets:||B1411, B1104, A1101|
|Route outline (key)|
The B1382 is a Fenland road heading east of Ely. The road was originally unclassified but gained its number in the mid-1920s.
The road starts at traffic lights to the north of the city centre. The B1411 also ends here. The cross road, now unclassified, was the original line of the A10; when that road was moved onto the present bypass the two Class II roads meeting here were not reorganised, giving rise to today's situation where one runs into the other.
The B1382 heads east through the suburbs and quickly becomes semi-rural, with flooded gravel pits on the right of the road. A roundabout is reached, where the B1382 turns right and then threads its way through the railway lines heading north from Ely, passing through the village of Queen Adelaide as we do so. After going over a railway line there are two level crossings in quick succession before we go over the wide River Great Ouse. There's another level crossing on the far side.
The road now continues east across the fields, never too far from this final railway line. The village of Prickwillow is reached after a couple of miles, where the B1104 comes in from the right and then we run along Main Street to cross the River Lark. On the far side - and back in open country - we run alongside the river briefly before crossing the railway line at another level crossing. We continue northeast along a straight road over flat land, more-or-less at sea level, before the road ends at a T-junction on the A1101.
Alternative start point?
New information has come to light to suggest that the start point is not the B1411 at Egremont Street, but instead that the B1382 has taken over some of the former A10 between the city centre and B1411 junction. It is described in the freedom of information request1 as being:
B1382 PRICKWILLOW ROAD ELY
B1382 MAIN STREET PRICKWILLOW
B1382 NUTHOLT LANE ELY
B1382 NEWNHAM STREET ELY
B1382 ELY ROAD QUEEN ADELAIDE
B1382 MILE END ROAD LITTLEPORT
B1382 ST MARYS STREET (B1382) ELY
B1382 LYNN ROAD (B1382) ELY
B1382 THISTLE CORNER ELY
B1382 PRICKWILLOW ROAD QUEEN ADELAIDE
B1382 MILE END ROAD PRICKWILLOW
B1382 ELY ROAD PRICKWILLOW
The two streets in bold are part of Lynn Road and part of St Mary's Street, putting the new start point at the junction of St Mary's Street and an (also unsigned) spur of the B1411 at West Fen Road.