|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.9 miles (4.7 km)|
|Meets:||A22, B2104, A259|
|Old route now:||A259|
|Route outline (key)|
The B2191 is a short, largely urban B-road in east Sussex.
The road starts at a roundabout on the A22 in the suburbs of Eastbourne and heads northeastwards, initially crossing a marsh before entering Langney. Here the road has the air of a New Town distributor as it runs between housing estates with limited access to them.
Presently a double roundabout is reached, with a multiplex with the B2104 between them. The B2191 then continues on past the crematorium before leaving the urban area at a roundabout, having never been lined with houses. There's then a short stretch across the fields before we go through a business park and enter Westham; the road becomes properly built-up for the first time.
We go over a level crossing by Pevensey & Westham station then bear right at a mini-roundabout into Westham High Street after which a brief sight of fields takes the road into Pevensey, with the road running under the castle walls. After running along Pevensey High Street a set of traffic lights is reached where the A259 comes in from the right and takes on the road ahead.
The B2191 number was first allocated in the mid-1930s. Originally the road started on the A259 Seaside in Langney and headed northeastwards along Pevensey Bay Road into Pevensey Bay. Here it turned left to go under the railway line and end back on the A259 in Pevensey itself.
The present B2191, with the exception of the section west of the B2104, was originally the mainline of the A259; however, in the 1970s the two roads were swapped with the exception that it was the B2104 rather than the B2191 which headed south through Langney.
Following construction of the A22 in the 2000s the B2191 was extended west to meet it, giving the road its current length.