|From:||Whitmore Road (SJ843450)|
|Distance:||0.4 miles (0.6 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The B5352, a short link road to the southwest of Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre, is one of those short urban B-roads whose number appears on no signs and few maps. Indeed, given that it is fairly narrow, wholly residential, and seems to have no particular use, the question exists why this is a classified road in the first place. The reason is that this was the original route of the A53, before the adjacent Priory Road was built in the late 1920s and the A53 rerouted; the fact the B5352 has a number is therefore largely historical.
The road starts on the A53 in the Westlands, before heading straight downhill to meet the A525 on the edge of Newcastle.