|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||6.5 miles (10.5 km)|
|Met (1923):||A570, B5195, A59|
|Now part of:||A5147|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5196 number was initially allocated to the direct road running from Maghull to Scarisbrick in south Lancashire, crossing the B5195 halfway at Downholland Cross. The road was upgraded to the A598 by the end of the 1920s, allowing the B5196 number to be reused elsewhere.