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From:  Ledsham(N) (SJ356763)
To:  Ellesmere Port (SJ396776)
Via:  Little Sutton
Distance:  2.9 miles (4.7 km)
Meets:  A550, A41, B5132, M53, A5032
Former Number(s):  A5032
Highway Authorities

Cheshire West and Chester

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B5463 Ledsham - Ellesmere Port


The B5463 is a road of two halves, found almost entirely within Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. It forms one of the main arteries in the northern half of the town and a handy link between the A550 and M53.

It's made up of different roads: Ledsham Road, Station Road, Rossmore Road West and Rossmore Road East.

Ledsham - Little Sutton

Ledsham Road, the B5463, looking west

The B5463 is the only major route found leading off the A550 between the Two Mills junction and its convergence with the A41. The road starts off as a semi-rural S2, with fields along its southern side and an expensive 1990s-built housing estate set back on the north side, with a 40 mph speed limit (which was NSL until mid 2009).

On the approach to Sutton Hall Drive, the speed limit drops to 30 mph as the road enters a more built-up area (largely 1930s housing) and most of the road is shrouded under a canopy of trees. After passing though the trees, the road drops down towards a traffic-light controlled junction with the A41 and the centre of Little Sutton.

To continue along the B5463, you must first turn left at this set of traffic lights, then travel along the A41 to the next set of traffic lights, less than 200 yards away on the far side of the railway line.

Little Sutton - Ellesmere Port

Rossmore Road East

After turning right from the A41, the route continues past Little Sutton railway station before running alongside another housing estate. The road is then arrow-straight as it heads slightly downhill across the Rossmore Valley and up the other side to the notorious 'Cemetery Roundabout', where the B5463 meets the B5132.

Over the roundabout the speed limit returns to 40 mph – the only surviving urban 40 mph limit in Ellesmere Port in the 2012. Again, the road continues arrow-straight past a large cemetery, Overpool, on its northern side and a housing estate on its south side. It then meets a set of traffic lights for the main entrance road to Rossmore Industrial Estate. From here, the B5463 takes on a largely industrial feel as it makes its way up a hill to join the M53 at Junction 8.


On classification in 1922 the section west of the A51 (the present A41) was numbered A5032 whilst the remainder was unclassified. By 1932 that number had been extended over the entire route.

The B5463 number presumably dates to the late 1970s.

The DfT Card Index from c2002 contains the note 'Possible Extension to A540'. Whether this was intended to follow the existing Badgersdrake Lane, or a newly constructed road is not known, but either way the route has not yet been extended.

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