|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Wharton Green (SJ668680)|
|To:||Mere Heath (SJ660701)|
|Distance:||1.7 miles (2.7 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5336 is a former B road to the north of Winsford in Cheshire. It ran parallel to the A533, providing a short cut for traffic between Winsford and Northwich. Originally unclassified, it gained its number in the late 1920s.
The road started on the A5018 in Wharton Green and ran more-or-less northwards, passing a number of farms and skirting the village of Moulton. It then ended on the A533 on the edge of Mere Heath, having kept the road name Jack Lane for its entire length.
In the late 1990s the section of A533 between the A5018 (Bostock Hall) and A556 (Davenham) was bypassed. This meant that the northern end of the B5336 ended on an unclassified road. Furthermore, the new section of A533 cut through the B5336 close to its southern end. It was therefore decided to declassify the entire length of B5336.
The northern section of B5336, from Mere Heath to south of Moulton, is still more-or-less as it was when it was a classified road. Traffic is then directed eastwards to join the new A533. South of this point, the road exists for farm access only, until it is severed by the new road. However, the farm track reappears on the other side and the southern end of the B5336 (still called Jack Lane is still in existence to the east of the Road One Roundabout, although it now joins the A533 rather than the A5018.