|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Manchester Road, West Timperley (SJ769900)|
|To:||Shaftesbury Avenue, Timperley (SJ788884)|
|Via:||Park Road, Stockport Road, Thorley Lane|
|Distance:||2.8 miles (4.5 km)|
|Meets:||A56, A560, A5144|
|Former Number(s):||A560, A5144|
|Route outline (key)|
The route starts at traffic lights on the A56 Manchester Road in West Timperley, not far from Trafford College. From here it heads southeastward along Park Road, crossing the Bridgewater Canal and, immediately after that, the Metrolink line at Timperley station. Continuing through a residential area, the road crosses over the Stockport to Altrincham railway line before reaching a set of traffic lights at a crossroads junction with Stockport Road (originally the A560) in the centre of Timperley village. This is the point where the 1922 B5165 ended.
When, in the early 1940s, the A560 was shifted south to follow Shaftesbury Avenue – a new-build southern bypass of the village – the old route along Stockport Road was reclassified as a two-branch extension of the B5165, with the result that three out of the four roads meeting at the Timperley crossroads now bore this number.
A "full house" was achieved when, shortly afterwards, the previously unclassified Thorley Lane, running south from the crossroads to meet the bypass at its midpoint, was also renumbered B5165. This fourth leg originally continued all the way to the A538 at Hale, but the section south of the A560 has since been upgraded to become the A5144.