|Location Map ( geo)|
|Via:||Muller Road, Gordon Road|
|Distance:||2.7 miles (4.3 km)|
|Meets:||A38, M32, B4058, A432, B4465|
|Route outline (key)|
The B4469 is an urban B-road to the northeast of Bristol city centre. The road was originally unclassified and appears to have gained its number in the late 1920s.
The road starts on the A38 on the edge of Horfield Common and heads southeast along Muller Road, opened in March 1925. There are a couple of shops at the start but the road soon becomes residential. We descend for some time, presently passing under the railway line heading north out of Bristol before starting to climb out of the valley again. There's a semi-rural section as we pass between a school and allotments, then the road becomes built-up again as we descend into the suburb of Eastville. A complicated signalised junction providing access to a retail park (albeit not from this direction) is met and as a continuation of the junction we cross the River Frome and meet the M32 at J2. We also cross the B4058 here but that road is currently hiding amidst the motorway slip roads.
On the far side of the motorway, still on Muller Road, we climb past Eastville Park and meet the A432 at traffic lights. We are forced left to multiplex along that road, still past the park, until another set of lights is reached where the B4469 regains its number by turning right. We descend Royate Hill and go under a disused railway viaduct; because of the angle of the viaduct there isn't much road space so traffic coming the other way has to give way to us. After passing the cemetery there's another disused railway bridge, wider this time, then we continue south along the residential Gordon Road. Presently we reach journey's end at traffic lights on the B4465 in the Whitehall area of the city.