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B557

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B557
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From:  Fenny Stratford (SP893334)
To:  Bedford (TL050493)
Distance:  15.9 miles (25.6 km)
Met (1961) A5, A50, B558, B559, M1 B562, B561, B563, A6
Now part of:  C94, C94, B531
Traditional Counties

Bedfordshire • Buckinghamshire

Route outline (key)
B557 Fenny Stratford - Bedford
Bedford Road, Marston Moretaine

The B557 was a medium-length B-road in the Home Counties.

It started on the A5 between Fenny Stratford and Little Brickhill. It headed north then east through Bow Brickhill and then on to Woburn Sands, where there was a short multiplex along the A506 (later A50).

The road then continued northeast through Marston Moretaine and Kempston to reach Bedford. It ended on the A6 in the centre of town.

The B557 survived the arrival of the M1 in the 1950s but disappeared in stages from then on. The section north of the M1 became the A5140 and later the A421; it has now been bypassed with the old road numbered C94 (which is technically two different classified roads, the C94 (Central Bedfordshire) and C94 (Bedford)). The section within the Bedford bypass has regained Class II status, being numbered B531. The section south of the motorway survived longer but was declassified with the growth of nearby Milton Keynes.



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Other nearby roads
Milton Keynes
Holyhead Road • Watling Street • A506 (Hockliffe - Northampton) • E31 (via Carlisle) • E33 (London - Glasgow) • C141 (Milton Keynes) • C150 (Milton Keynes) • V1 (Milton Keynes) • C151 (Milton Keynes) • V2 (Milton Keynes) • V3 (Milton Keynes) • V4 (Milton Keynes) • V5 (Milton Keynes) • V6 (Milton Keynes) • V7 (Milton Keynes) • V8 (Milton Keynes) • V9 (Milton Keynes) • V10 (Milton Keynes) • V11 (Milton Keynes) • V12 (Milton Keynes) • C143 (Milton Keynes) • C145 (Milton Keynes) • C146 (Milton Keynes) • C154 (Milton Keynes) • C157 (Milton Keynes) • C159 (Milton Keynes) • C140 (Milton Keynes) • C162 (Milton Keynes) • C181 (Milton Keynes) • C179 (Milton Keynes) • C132 (Milton Keynes) • C131 (Milton Keynes) • C130 (Milton Keynes) • C5 (Milton Keynes) • C9 (Milton Keynes) • C13 (Milton Keynes) • C24 (Milton Keynes) • C41 (Milton Keynes) • NCN51 • A5 • A50 • H9 (Milton Keynes) • A508 • H1 (Milton Keynes) • B4033 • B4034 • C152 (Milton Keynes) • C158 (Milton Keynes) • H3 (Milton Keynes) • H2 (Milton Keynes) • H5 (Milton Keynes) • C147 (Milton Keynes) • H6 (Milton Keynes) • H4 (Milton Keynes) • A4146 • H7 (Milton Keynes) • H10 (Milton Keynes) • H8 (Milton Keynes) • M1 • C142 (Milton Keynes) • C144 (Milton Keynes) • C149 (Milton Keynes) • C129 (Milton Keynes) • C156 (Milton Keynes) • C155 (Milton Keynes) • C160 (Milton Keynes) • A422 • B488 • A421 • E13 • B526 • A5130 • A509 • T11 (Britain)
Bedford
A4280 • E28 (Birmingham - Ipswich) • T12 (Britain) • T45 (Britain) • B5379 • C94 (Bedford) • A6172 (Bedford) • NCN51 • A6 • A5140 • A5141 • B530 • A5134 • A6002 (Bedfordshire) • B659 (Bedford) • B563 • B562 • B531 • A422 • B561 • B564 • B560 • A421 • A418 • A428 • A603 • A600 • E24 • B660
B500 – B599
B500 • B501 • B502 • B503 • B504 • B505 • B506 • B507 • B508 • B509 • B510 • B511 • B512 • B513 • B514 • B515 • B516 • B517 • B518 • B519
B520 • B521 • B522 • B523 • B524 • B525 • B526 • B527 • B528 • B529 • B530 • B531 • B532 • B533 • B534 • B535 • B536 • B537 • B538 • B539
B540 • B541 • B542 • B543 • B544 • B545 • B546 • B547 • B548 • B549 • B550 • B551 • B552 • B553 • B554 • B555 • B556 • B557 • B558 • B559
B560 • B561 • B562 • B563 • B564 • B565 • B566 • B567 • B568 • B569 • B570 • B571 • B572 • B573 • B574 • B575 • B576 • B577 • B578 • B579
B580 • B581 • B582 • B583 • B584 • B585 • B586 • B587 • B588 • B589 • B590 • B591 • B592 • B593 • B594 • B595 • B596 • B597 • B598 • B599
Former Iterations: B556 • B568 • B573 • B579