B5063

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B5063
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From:  Welshampton (SJ437350)
To:  Shawbirch (SJ646135)
Distance:  21.1 miles (34 km)
Meets:  A495, B4397, B5476, A49, A53, B5062, B4394, A442, A5223
Highway Authorities

Shropshire • Telford and Wrekin • Wrexham

Traditional Counties

Flintshire • Shropshire

Route outline (key)
B5063 Welshampton - Wem
(B5476) Wem
B5063 Wem - Shawbury
(A53) Shawbury
B5063 Shawbury - High Ercall
(B5062) High Ercall - Cotwall
B5063 Cotwall - Shawbirch
South of Wem

The B5063 is a long rural B-road in Shropshire.

It starts on the A495 in the village of Welshampton and heads east, soon crossing the Llangollen Canal. With these Welsh-sounding names it comes as no surprise that some of the signs in the next hamlet, Northwood, are in Welsh as the road marks the national boundary for a short distance, although the majority of Northwood is in England.

The B5063 continues south, now remaining in Shropshire. It meets the B4397 near Horton before reaching Wem. In the town centre the road passes the church and meets the B5476 (former A49) immediately afterwards, where that road has to TOTSO. The B5063 turns right onto the B5476 and there is a short multiplex to the edge of town. After going under the Shrewsbury to Crewe railway line there is a mini-roundabout and the B5063 regains its number by turning left.

The road continues southeast along a largely flat and straight road before meeting the current route of the A49, which is crossed at a staggered crossroads. Half a mile to the east the road turns sharply right and then heads south through Moreton Corbet to reach Shawbury and a set of traffic lights on the A53. There is a short multiplex east through the village and over the River Roden before the B5063 regains its number by turning right, signposted Telford.

The road zigzags across largely flat terrain before reaching High Ercall. The B5062 comes in from the right and has to TOTSO, becoming the dominant partner in the multiplex even though the B5063 is the straight road. After leaving the village there is a mini-roundabout where the B5062 turns left and the B5063 turns right. Our road continues southeast through Longdon-on-Tern, where the river is crossed at a narrow bridge, before reaching the northern suburbs of Telford.

The B5063 reaches a T-junction in the Shawbirch area where it TOTSOs left on meeting the B4394. It continues east to end at a roundabout on the A442 and A5223. Surprisingly, the growth of Telford New Town has not altered the route of the B5063 at all.



B5063
PlacesTelford • Wellington (Shropshire)
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