|From: || Bo'ness Road (NS929820) |
|To: || Beancross Road (NS919805) |
|Via: || Newlands Road|
|Distance: || 1.1 miles (1.8 km)|
|Meets: || A904, A905 |
|Route outline (key)|
||Link in Grangemouth
Of the two B-roads in Grangemouth, the B9132 is the longer route and starts in the town centre. It is perhaps surprising then that it is the less important of the two.
Starting on the A904 at the end of the shopping area, the road heads south with the tree-lined Grange Burn on the left, and a row of Victorian villas on the right, interspersed with occasional newer homes. Halfway down Zetland Park, the villas opposite give way to twentieth-century council houses, which continue as the road curves to the right past the Sports Centre; they remind us of the huge growth Grangemouth experienced as the refinery grew in importance. The Grange Burn winds away to the left, alongside Burnbank Road, and is replaced with more housing for the last, straight, run down to the roundabout on the A905.
Owing to the road's short length its history is not fully known. Only the northern end of this road existed in 1922 - and that unclassified - the rest still being open fields. However, the road was built in the 1930s and had gained its current number by the early 1940s.