B4107 (Coventry city centre)
|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Much Park Street (SP336786)|
|To:||Spon Street (SP329790)|
|Distance:||0.8 miles (1.3 km)|
|Met (1923):||A45, A46, B4106, A45|
|Route outline (key)|
The original route of the B4107 was, like the present route, in Coventry, although it was not on the line of the current route.
It is described in the 1922 Road Lists as Coventry (Short Street, St Patrick's Road and Queen Victoria Road). In other words, the route started on the A45 Much Park Street and followed much of what is now Ringway St Patrick's west to Greyfriars Green, where it turned north to end on Spon Street, with the A45 Lower Holyhead Road continuing ahead.
The B4107 was upgraded to Class I status by the early 1930s, becoming the mainline of the A45 (and so later became the A4114), to take traffic out of the very centre of town. Later redevelopment (both by the Luftwaffe and the Council) mean that, although all these streets still exist today, the route is still difficult to follow on the ground.