The B6543 was the route of the A619 before the latter road was diverted on to the Chesterfield bypass.
Some maps claim that the road starts at the A617/A619/A632 roundabout and heads north along St Mary's Gate to pass the church (with the crooked spire) and museum to reach a gyratory, where it meets the B6057. Other maps claim that this southern end is in fact the B6057; road signs are not helpful. Either way the B6543 leaves the gyratory along Durrant Road and goes over the A61 bypass to a roundabout. A spur of the B6543 continues ahead to pass the entrance to the station and then becomes a southbound onslip onto the A61, explaining why our road is signed from the gyratory for through traffic.
The mainline of the B6543 turns left at the roundabout onto Brimington Road. It runs through an industrial area over the River Rother and then alongside the Midland Main Line before a sharp right-hand bend takes us into a brief D1 section over the railway and into the suburbs. We climb along the now-residential Brimington Road before going over the top of the brow and descending to traffic lights on the A619. There's a bus gate for B6543 traffic wanting to turn right but all other movements are permitted to all traffic.