This article is about part of the present A697 near Lauder.
For the current incarnation of the B6473, a short road in Whitefield, Lancashire, formerly part of the A668, see B6473
(former B6473) heading northwest
The B6473 was the number given to the road, unclassified in 1922, acting as an unofficial Lauder eastern bypass for A697 traffic. It was given the number in 1935 and survived for not much more than 10 years before being renumbered as a spur of the A697, the main route still going into Lauder (along what is now the B6362) until the 1980s.