|From:||Warrington Road, Weaverham (SJ605751)|
|To:||High Street, Weaverham (SJ610743)|
|Distance:||0.8 miles (1.2 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5142, a short road some three miles west of Northwich in Cheshire, follows the original route of the A49 from the northern end of the Weaverham bypass to the B5153 near the village centre. Although B5142 is the route's official number in all documentation, it is signed as a northern extension of the B5144, which is the number of the pre-bypass A49 south of the village.
The route starts by heading east from the bypass along Sandy Lane, following the south bank River Weaver (which is, however, barely visible, from the road). Soon our road curves to the right and we enter the north-west part of Weaverham, although there are buildings only on the left side of the road. The B5142 ends by the Hanging Gate Inn at the western end of the village High Street, where the B5153 comes in from the left, turns very briefly towards the south, and then sets off westward again, turning right into Station Road.
The north-south route through this junction has priority, and if we continue straight ahead we find ourselves on the B5144 (the B5142 having, as noted above, been signed with that number right from the start of our route).
An OpenStreetMap trace for this route awaits uploading to the SABRE Wiki.