|From:||Sedlescombe Road North (TQ797131)|
|To:||Westfield Lane (TQ798134)|
|Via:||Junction Road, Maplehurst Road|
|Distance:||0.4 miles (0.6 km)|
|Met (1958):||A229, B2093, A28|
|Route outline (key)|
The number B2172 was attributed, on or around 1 April 1926, to a pair of short link roads connecting The Ridge (the B2093) – the main east-west road through the village of Baldslow, north of Hastings – to the A28 (Sedlescombe Road North) which at this point passed beneath it in a cutting.
This very early "grade-separated junction" (it is shown on maps as early as the 1870s) is still in existence, though now the road through the cutting has become the A21 and that across the bridge is the A2100. The "south-to-west" link is called Junction Road and has now been realigned to become a spur of the A2100, while the "north-to-east" link is Maplehurst Road, and constitutes the final 250 m of the current A28, after its level junction with the A21. Both links are two-way, although Maplehurst Road is width-restricted.
Until 1927 Junction Road carried electric tramcars operated by the Hastings Tramways Company on its circular route 8. The geometry of the southern end of this road has been altered in recent years to provide a right-angled junction with Sedlescombe Road.