|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Northwich Road (SJ746786)|
|To:||Manchester Road (SJ746790)|
|Distance:||1.2 miles (1.9 km)|
|Meets:||A5033, A50, A537, A50|
|Old route now:||A537|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5083 appears to be two separate link roads in the Cheshire town of Knutsford.
The road starts on the A5033 Knutsford Road to the west of Knutsford town centre. It heads south along Stanley Road before reaching a traffic-light-controlled crossroads on the A50 and A537. However, the whole of Stanley Road is one-way in the other direction.
Following a short multiplex east along the A537 Adams Hill the B5083 regains its number by turning north and going under the railway line. It is currently two-way but after the next crossroads (providing access to the station) it becomes one-way, although this time in the direction described. The road continues north along the narrow King Street through the centre of town before reaching the edge of Tatton Park. The road becomes two-way again at the vehicle entrance to the park.
Now called Garden Road, the B5083 heads west through the suburbs before ending at a T-junction on the A50 Manchester Road on the edge of The Heath.
The reason for the unusual route of the B5083 is historical. Its 1922 route consisted of Stanley Road and Adams Hill, providing a southern bypass to the town. King Street and Garden Road were originally part of the A537.
This situation lasted until at least the 1970s when it was decided to reroute the A537 along Adams Hill to avoid the centre of town with its narrow roads. Having lost a short section to the A537, the B5083 gained the roads vacated.