|Location Map ( geo)|
|From:||Paradise Street (SJ344900)|
|To:||Great Charlotte Street (SJ349902)|
|Distance:||0.3 miles (0.5 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5339 is a short link road on the southern edge of Liverpool city centre. Owing to its short length its history is not fully known. It was originally unclassified and going by its number gained Class II status in the late 1920s; however, it is not shown on maps until the 1950s.
Originally the road started on the A5040 Paradise Street; this road has since been cut back somewhat by later developments so it seems as though the A5040 bears right into Hanover Street and becomes the B5339, although some maps extend our road one block further west along a bus-only road to the roundabout by John Lewis.
Leaving the modern Liverpool One shopping centre behind the B5339 continues northeast along Hanover Street, which is lined with Victorian buildings and their 20th-century replacements. We must TOTSO left to continue straight when the road ahead bears right into Gradwell Street. We soon reach Church Street (at one time the A5039), which marks the original eastern end of the B5339. However, as Church Street is unclassified and pedestrianised our road bends slightly to the right onto Ranelagh Street, at one time the A5044, ending by Lewis's at a gyratory on the A5038.