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B568 (Leicester - Northampton)

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B568
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Leicester (SK586036)
To:  Abington, Northampton (SP772619)
Via:  Husbands Bosworth
Distance:  30.8 miles (49.6 km)
Met (1926) A50, A426, B582, A427, B4036, A508, A43, B5346, A45
Now part of:  A594, A5199, A5095
Traditional Counties

Leicestershire • Northamptonshire

Route outline (key)
B568 Leicester - Abington
This article is about the original B568 from Leicester to Northampton.
For the current B568, Victoria Park Road in Leicester, see B568
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The A5199 (former B568) north of Husbands Bosworth

In the early days of Classification, there was a length of road between Northampton and Leicester numbered B568.

It started on the A426 to the south of Leicester city centre and headed south via Wigston Magna, Husbands Bosworth and Spratton to end on the A508 in the Kingsthorpe area of Northampton, to the north of the town centre. By the mid-1920s it had been extended clockwise around the northern edge of Northampton town centre (following a short multiplex south along the A508) to reach the A45 at Abington.

The road disappeared later in the 1920s, being upgraded to Class I status. The extension became the A5095 in 1929, a number it retains, and the original section became a southern extension of the A50 round the same time. With the downgrading of the A50 south of Leicester in the 1990s the original section of the B568 is now numbered A5199.




B568 (Leicester - Northampton)
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Other nearby roads
Leicester
A6 • A46 • A46(M) • A47 • A50 • A426 • A511 • A563 • A594 (Leicester) • A607 • A5125 (Leicester) • A5131 • A5199 • A5460 • A5630 • A6030 • B568 • B582 • B583 • B667 (Evington - Thurnby) • B667 (Humberstone - Thurmaston) • B667 (Thurmaston) • B4114 • B5327 • B5328 • B5365 • B5366 • B5380 • B5389 • B5403 • B5418 • B5419 (Leicestershire) • B6416 • B6442 • Droitwich - Leicester Motorway • E13 • E31 (via Carlisle) • E106 (Northampton - Leeds) • Fosse Way • M1 • M69 • T12 (Britain) • T15 (Britain) • T44 (Britain)
Northampton
B500 – B599
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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

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