|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Gravelly Hill (SP095901)|
|Distance:||9 miles (14.5 km)|
|Met (1923):||A38, B4140, A452, A446|
|Now part of:||A38, A4097|
|Route outline (key)|
It started on the A38 at Gravelly Hill, more-or-less where Salford Circus is now. It headed east along Tyburn Road via Tyburn and Minworth to end on the A446 at Curdworth (near the current Dunton Interchange).
This road, as shown on the 1923 MoT map did not last long. An MoT map from the later 1920s shows that the entire of the above had already been upgraded to Class I status, becoming the A4097. However, the B4141 had by then been extended east along a previously unclassified road to reach the A423 (now A51) at Kingsbury. It is not known whether the B4141 ever ran the full nine miles from Gravelly Hill to Kingsbury.
Later on when Sutton Coldfield was bypassed the A38 took over the western section of the original B4141. The A4097 has taken over all the rest, including the 1920s extension east, although the original easternmost section, along Old Kingsbury Road, has now been bypassed and the old road closed to through traffic.