|From:||Bristol Road (ST438640)|
|To:||Bristol Road (ST441643)|
|Length:||0.4 miles (0.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B3169 is perhaps the shortest B road in Somerset, outside Bath. It runs for the entire length of Kent Road in Congresbury, always parallel to and never more than a stone's throw away from the A370. It appears that this is actually the 1922 route of the A370, although the precise chronology is difficult to ascertain, as the road is too minor to appear on many of the smaller scale maps available.
Incidentally, Kent road may be a corruption of Kenn Road, as it could loosely be described as heading towards that village (beyond Yatton).
In the documented proposals for the 1935 renumberings, it appears that at least part of this route was part of the B3133 in January 1935. It is not described as a spur, which it must surely have been if all of Kent Road were part of the B3133, but equally there is no mention of the A370. Perhaps what happened was that the A370 had already gained its new route, but the B3133 continued across the A370 to the old route, then turned right down Kent Road to the fork between the old and new roads just north of Congresbury Bridge, with or without a northwards spur. This was then tidied up in 1935, with Kent Road becoming the B3169.