|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.2 miles (3.5 km)|
|Old route now:||B2233|
|Route outline (key)|
The B2144 is a short road near Chichester, although its original incarnation was much longer.
It originally ran from Chichester eastwards to Climping, a short distance west of Littlehampton, including a short multiplex along the A29 at Westergate. This route was upgraded in 1935 to become the A2024 and the B2144 number was then applied to the road heading south of the A2024 at Shopwyke to meet the A259 at Merston.
Later, Tangmere Airfield cut the A2024 in two, with the eastern half being diverted north at the airfield to end on the A27 and the western half (west of Shopwyke) becoming an extension of the B2144 along its original route. The former A2024 has since been downgraded to become the B2233. The B2144 retained its route when the A27 Chichester bypass was built and now crosses that road at a set of traffic lights.