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From: Newcastle-under-Lyme (SJ845462)
To: Shraleybrook (SJ780502)
Length: 5.4 miles (8.7 km)
Meets:  A34, A52, B5044, B5368, B5500
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Route outline (key)
B5367 Newcastle - Shraleybrook

The B5367 is a reasonably short B-road running through the urban villages to the west of Newcastle-under-Lyme. It was originally unclassified but gained its number in the late 1920s.

The road largely forms an alternative route to the B5500; indeed the B5367 is shorter and less built-up so is almost preferable. Now, of course, this means nothing - but when the B5500 was part of the A52, it could almost have been significant.

The B5367 starts on the Knutton Lane roundabout on the Newcastle-under-Lyme ring road, where it meets the A52 and the A34, and heads west. It passes through the strangely-named Dunkirk area of town, passing the buildings of Newcastle-under-Lyme College, built in the 2000s. Interestingly, traffic on the B5044 is directed out of town along this road, to avoid an awkward turn onto the A525. After a few hundred yards, the B5367 cannons off the B5044 before crossing a weak bridge over the long-gone Stoke to Market Drayton railway line and then meets the B5368 at a staggered junction with two mini roundabouts next to Knutton parish church.

Black Bank

The B5367 soon passes through Knutton and enters open country. The road soon becomes remarkably well-engineered for a B-road. This is due to the fact that the original route of the B5367 runs across Silverdale Void, a former opencast coal mine. The stubs of the original road are still in place and can still be followed. The bizarre routes of public footpaths in this area (some of which are physically impossible to follow on the ground) can be explained by the fact that whilst the former line of the B5367 ceased to be a right-of-way, the footpaths meeting it were not subject to the same planning! After passing Apedale Country Park with its landmark blue pithead wheel and the Alsagers Bank radio transmitter, the B5367 rejoins its old route and passes what was left of the village of Black Bank when British Coal had finished with it.

Having reached its summit, the B5367 descends through the villages of Alsagers Bank and Halmer End, which seem to blend into one another seamlessly. It passes the site of the Minnie Pit, scene of the worst mining disaster on the North Staffordshire Coalfield, which took place in 1918. The road now once again passes through farmland, heading towards the M6 and the scattered hamlet of Shraleybrook.

The B5367 joins the B5500 at a T-junction adjacent to a road bridge over the M6. It looks from a map as if the route of the B5367 may have been altered slightly to accommodate the building of the motorway. This is not in fact true: the B5367 has always ended at this point and it is mere coincidence that it ends so close to the M6.

JunctionsKnutton Lane Roundabout
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Alsagers Bank- High LaneBlack Bank RoadHalmer End- retaining wall of former railway bridgeNew houses in Halmer EndRoad works in Knutton
Other nearby roads
Newcastle-under-LymeA34 • A449 • A500 • A5011 • A5182 • A519 • A52 • A524 (Ashbourne - Newcastle-under-Lyme) • A525 • A526 (Newcastle-under-Lyme - Salford) • A527 • A53 • B5038 • B5043 • B5044 • B5045 • B5352 • B5368 • B5369 • B5370 • B5500 • C119 (Staffordshire) • E05 • E33 (London - Glasgow) • E33 (Northampton - Liverpool) • M6 • M64 (Trentham - Long Whatton) • M6 Toll • Northern and Western Motorway • T13 (Britain)
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