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From:  Wilmslow (SJ842795)
To:  Chelford (SJ818743)
Via:  Alderley Edge
Distance:  4.1 miles (6.6 km)
Meets:  A34, B5085, B5087, A535, A537
Former Number(s):  A34, A535
Highway Authorities

Cheshire East

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B5359 Wilmslow – Chelford
This article is about the present B5359 in Cheshire.
For the original B5359 in Keswick, see B5359 (Keswick)
The B5359 passing under the railway to the north of Chelford

The B5359 was created in November 2010 following the completion of the A34 Alderley Edge Bypass. It is a renumbering of the northern section of the A535 and part of the former route of the A34.

The road starts at the Whitehall Bridge roundabout, where the Alderley Edge Bypass and Wilmslow and Handforth Bypass meet, and heads in a southerly direction along the pre-bypass route of the A34. On the edge of the town centre, the route TOTSOs to the right along the former A535, also downgraded in November 2010. The road crosses a bridge over the bypass to enter the north Cheshire countryside and then continues vaguely southwards across the fields.

Near the end of its run the B5359 passes under the Manchester to Crewe railway line at a bridge which is single-file and controlled by traffic signals. The final straight sees the route terminate at a roundabout on the edge of Chelford, where it meets the A537 to Macclesfield and Knutsford. The A535 continues straight ahead from here towards Holmes Chapel.


The old route of the A535, now the B5359

Until November 2010, the A535 continued to Alderley Edge to terminate on the A34. Once the bypass opened, several routes in the area were renumbered, which resulted in the creation of the B5359. The decision was taken that through traffic should go via the new bypass and the A537, so improvements were made in the area of Monks Heath Crossroads in preparation for this.

As a result, the A535 was truncated to terminate at Chelford Roundabout on the A537, with the onward route becoming the B5359. In Alderley Edge itself, the section of the ex-A34 between the former A535 terminus and the bypass was numbered as a continuation of the B5359 as a through route.


B5359 Southbound

A video of part of the B5359 from Alderley Edge to Chelford. This section was formerly part of the A535

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B5359 Northbound

A video of part of the B5359 from Chelford to Alderley Edge. This section was previously part of the A535

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Railway crossing the A535 - Geograph - 177583.jpgB5359 Northbound.jpgB5359 Southbound.jpgSlow Children - Coppermine - 6382.jpg
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A34 • A34(M) • A526 (Newcastle-under-Lyme - Salford) • A538 • A5102 • B5085 • B5086 • B5092 • B5166 • B5358
Alderley Edge
B5300 – B5399
B5300 • B5301 • B5302 • B5303 • B5304 • B5305 • B5306 • B5307 • B5308 • B5309 • B5310 • B5311 • B5312 • B5313 • B5314 • B5315 • B5316 • B5317 • B5318 • B5319
B5320(N) • B5320(S) • B5321 • B5322 • B5323 • B5324 • B5325 • B5326 • B5327 • B5328 • B5329 • B5330 • B5331 • B5332 • B5333 • B5334 • B5335 • B5336 • B5337 • B5338 • B5339
B5340 • B5341 • B5342 • B5343 • B5344 • B5345 • B5346 • B5347 • B5348 • B5349 • B5350 • B5351 • B5352 • B5353 • B5354 • B5355 • B5356 • B5357 • B5358 • B5359
B5360 • B5361 • B5362 • B5363 • B5364 • B5365 • B5366 • B5367 • B5368 • B5369 • B5370 • B5371 • B5372 • B5373 • B5374 • B5375 • B5376 • B5377 • B5378 • B5379
B5380 • B5381 • B5382 • B5383 • B5384 • B5385 • B5386 • B5387 • B5388 • B5389 • B5390 • B5391 • B5392 • B5393 • B5394 • B5395 • B5396 • B5397 • B5398 • B5399
Earlier usesB5306 • B5310 • B5311 • B5312(N) • B5312(S) • B5334 • B5341 • B5358 • B5359 • B5361 • B5364 • B5381 • B5383 • B5384 • B5386

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