|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Quinton, Birmingham (SO992849)|
|Distance:||1.6 miles (2.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4043 runs between Halesowen and Quinton, on the southern side of the West Midlands conurbation.
Starting at a triangular junction on the A458 the B4043 heads southwestwards over the M5, which is in cutting at this point, and then follows the residential Spies Lane through Quinton. We cross an unclassified dual carriageway at a roundabout before following the winding Manor Lane down to traffic lights on the A456 within sight of open fields.
The B4043 was unclassified in the original 1922 classification, but by 1932 had become part of an extended B4183, before becoming part of the A456 for short time between the opening of the Halesowen Bypass and the Quinton Expressway. It then gained its present number at the opening of the Quinton Expressway section of A456.