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B5493

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B5493
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Tamworth (SK200040)
To:  Appleby Magna (SK305102)
Distance:  7.8 miles (12.6 km)
Meets:  A51, A513, M42, A42, A444
Former Number(s):  A453
Highway Authorities

Leicestershire • Staffordshire • Warwickshire

Traditional Counties

Leicestershire • Staffordshire • Warwickshire

Route outline (key)
B5493 Tamworth
(A513) Tamworth
B5493 Tamworth - Appleby Magna
B5493 Appleby Magna - Measham
No Man's Heath

The B5493 is a short, but nonetheless fun, length of road. It follows the original line of the A453 east of Tamworth, having gained its present number when that road was replaced by the M42 in the 1980s.

The route starts in the western suburbs of Tamworth at a roundabout on the A51. It heads east along Lichfield Street into the town centre where it bears left onto Aldergate. The A513 comes in from the right at traffic lights just before the West Coast Main Line; there's a brief multiplex north.

The road regains its number in the northern suburbs of Tamworth where the A513 bears left at lights. From here our road heads north-east over a railway bridge on the Derby–Birmingham route and out of town. From here it's all fields, and can be driven at a very happy 60 mph (tractors permitting).

Being a former section of the Class I A453, the surface is excellent and the cambers are good. It's a favourite with motorcyclists too. There's not much else but fields as we glide past Seckington and No Man's Heath, and soon we reach the GSJ at Appleby Magna with the M42 (at J11) and the A444. Although the B5493 ends here it originally continued ahead into Measham. After crossing the B5002 it ended on the B586 in the village centre. This section was declassified around 2000, together with several other roads in the area.



B5493
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The B5493 in No Man's Heath - Geograph - 743465.jpgB5493 near Statfold Barn Farm - Geograph - 1770025.jpg
Other nearby roads
Tamworth
Watling Street • T48 (Britain) • B4119 (Wishaw - Tamworth) • B5349 • B5399 • M42 • A5 • B5080 • A453 • A5003 • A51 • A4091 • A513 • B5000 • B5440 • B5404 • B5001 • B5313 • A423 • T53 (Britain)
B5400 – B5499
B5400 • B5401 • B5402 • B5403 • B5404 • B5405 • B5406 • B5407 • B5408 • B5409 • B5410 • B5411 • B5412 • B5413 • B5414 • B5415 • B5416 • B5417 • B5418 • B5419
B5420 • B5421 • B5422 • B5423 • B5424 • B5425 • B5426 • B5427 • B5428 • B5429 • B5430 • B5431 • B5432 • B5433 • B5434 • B5435 • B5436 • B5437 • B5438 • B5439
B5440 • B5441 • B5442 • B5443 • B5444(N) • B5444(S) • B5445 • B5446 • B5447 • B5448 • B5449 • B5450 • B5451 • B5452 • B5453 • B5454 • B5455 • B5456 • B5457 • B5458 • B5459
B5460 • B5461 • B5462 • B5463 • B5464 • B5465 • B5466 • B5467 • B5468 • B5469 • B5470 • B5471 • B5472 • B5473 • B5474 • B5475 • B5476 • B5477(N) • B5477(S) • B5478 • B5479
B5480 • B5481 • B5482 • B5483 • B5484 • B5485 • B5486 • B5487 • B5488 • B5489 • B5490 • B5491 • B5492 • B5493 • B5494 • B5495 • B5496 • B5497 • B5498 • B5499
Earlier iterationsB5410 • B5419