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A roads in Zone 5 of the Great Britain numbering scheme

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The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain
The numbering zones for A-roads in Great Britain

List of A roads in zone 5 in Great Britain starting north/east of the A5, west of the A6, south of the Solway Firth/Eden Estuary (roads beginning with 5).

Single- and double-digit roads

Road From To Notes
A5 Central London (Marble Arch) Holyhead
A50 Leicester Warrington Becomes M1 motorway between junctions 22 and 24A.
A51 Chester Kingsbury Formerly continued to Coventry along route of B4098. Tamworth to Kingsbury (and B4098) originally A423.
A52 Newcastle-under-Lyme Mablethorpe
A53 Buxton Shrewsbury
A54 Chester Buxton Section between Congleton and Buxton is the most dangerous road in Britain.
A55 Holyhead Chester Sometimes called the "North Wales Expressway."
A56 Chester A59 near Broughton
A57 Liverpool Lincoln
A58 Prescot Wetherby Becomes A58(M) as part of Leeds Inner Ring Road
A59 Liverpool York

Three-digit roads

Road From To Notes
A500 Clayton Nantwich Known locally as the D Road, either because its route resembles the curved part of a letter D (with a section of the M6 forming the upright) or after the Roman numeral 'D' (500)
A501 Westway (London) Moorgate Part of the London Inner Ring Road, comprises Marylebone Road, Euston Road, Pentonville Road and City Road. Terminates at junction with London Wall.
A502 Camden Town Hendon Through Hampstead, broadly follows the Edgware branch of the Northern Line for 5 stations.
A503 Camden Town Woodford Camden Road and Seven Sisters Road (primary) and Ferry Lane (non-primary), though Holloway and Walthamstow
A504 West Hendon Tottenham Hale via Hendon, Finchley, East Finchley, Muswell Hill, Hornsey and West Green. Has recently been extended to include Broad Lane as the A503 is now two-way.
A505 Linslade Great Abington
A506 Walton Stanley Gate nr. Bickerstaffe Part of the road has since been reassigned to the M58 Motorway; in the 1970s part of it served the New Town of Skelmersdale[1]
A507 Buntingford M1 junction 13 The northern terminus and the course of the road have recently been changed to bypass Ridgmont.
A508 Old Stratford Market Harborough
A509 Milton Keynes Kettering
A510 Wellingborough Cranford St John Forms part of Wellingborough's outer ring road, passes through Finedon and ends at Junction 11 of the A14 at Cranford St John.
A511 Markfield Foston, Derbyshire Historical A50(T). The original route went from Atherstone to Burton upon Trent (now B4116 and A444).
A512 Loughborough A42 & A511 near Ashby-de-la-Zouch
A513 Tamworth Stafford
A514 Derby Swadlincote
A515 Lichfield Buxton
A516 Derby Hilton
A517 Belper Ashbourne
A518 Uttoxeter Telford
A519 Newcastle-under-Lyme Newport
A520 Stone Leek
A521 Meir Froghall
A522 Uttoxeter Wetley Rocks
A523 Swinscoe Hazel Grove This became part of the A52 (except for the spur in Leek; the current route of the A52 west of there was the A524 at the time), but the changes were undone almost immediately.
A524 Unused Was a road from Swinscoe to Newcastle-under-Lyme (formerly part of the A52). This almost immediately became part of the A52 again, as the old route of the A52 reverted to the previous designation of A523. Previously was a road from Fenny Bentley to Great Rowsley (now B5056).
A525 Rhyl Newcastle-under-Lyme
A526 Woolfall Heath M57 J3 Woolfall Heath A57 Seth Powell Way
A527 Newcastle-under-Lyme Congleton
A528 Wrexham Shrewsbury
A529 Hinstock Nantwich
A530 Whitchurch Northwich
A531 Madeley Heath Weston
A532 Crewe Green Marshfield Bank, Crewe
A533 Alsager Widnes Crosses Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
A534 Wrexham Congleton Follows the course of one of the historic "Salt ways" that ran from Nantwich into Wales. Part of its central section, between Broxton and Bickerton Hill, is still called 'Salters Lane'.
A535 Holmes Chapel Alderley Edge via Twemlow Green, past Jodrell Bank, via Chelford
A536 Congleton Macclesfield
A537 Knutsford Buxton The section between Macclesfield and Buxton has been named the most dangerous road in Britain. See also Cat and Fiddle Road.
A538 Macclesfield Altrincham Passes underneath the runways of Manchester Airport
A539 Eglwys Cross Llangollen
A540 Chester Hoylake
A541 Wrexham Trefnant
A542 Llangollen Llandegla crosses the Horseshoe Pass
A543 Pentrefoelas Bodfari
A544 Bylchau Llanfair Talhaiarn
A545 Menai Bridge Beaumaris
A546 Tywyn Llandudno
A547 Prestatyn Conwy Largely follows North Wales coast. Alternative to A55 North Wales Expressway.
A548 Chester Llanrwst
A549 Drury Mold
A550 Caergwrle Hooton
A551 Seacombe Gayton
A552 Birkenhead West Kirby
A553 Birkenhead Hoylake
A554 Birkenhead Bidston
A555 Manchester Airport Hazel Grove Starts at the M56 Spur at Manchester Airport and ends at the A6 just southeast of Hazel Grove
A556 Delamere Bowdon Northern section takes traffic from and to M6 J19 and M56 J7 for Manchester Airport and South Manchester
A557 Sutton Weaver Rainhill, St Helens M62 J7 Section south of Runcorn, known as the Weston Point Expressway
A558 Daresbury Runcorn Daresbury Expressway
A559 Sandiway Stretton, Cheshire
A560 Altrincham Hattersley
A561 Halewood Liverpool
A562 Liverpool Penketh
A563 A6 London Road, Oadby A47, Crown Hills, Evington Leicester Ring Road
A564 Unused Referred to sections of the upgraded A50 (e.g. from Foston to Etwall) before the A50 was rerouted; the original A564 went from Liverpool to A567/Bridge Road (now A567).
A565  Bootle Tarleton
A566 Bootle Orrell Park
A567 Seaforth Scotland Road, Liverpool
A568 Unused Was the road between Widnes and Lea Green railway station, St Helens (now B5419).
A569 Bold Heath St Helens
A570 Rainhill, St Helens M62 J7 Southport
A571 St Helens Wigan
A572 Swinton St Helens
A573 Winwick, Cheshire Wigan
A574 Leigh Sankey Bridges, Warrington Also spurs to M62 J11
A575 Bolton Worsley
A576 Stretford Middleton
A577 Boothstown Ormskirk
A578 Leigh Hindley Green
A579 M6 J22 Bolton
A580 Liverpool Manchester The East Lancs Road
A581 Chorley Rufford
A582 A6 near Lostock Hall Higher Penwortham
A583 Blackpool Preston Extension to M55 to open in 2023 including new motorway juncion 2.
A584 Clifton Little Bispham Extension to M55 to open in 2023 including new motorway junction 2.
A585 Kirkham Fleetwood
A586 Garstang Blackpool
A587 Blackpool Fleetwood
A588 Poulton-Le-Fylde Lancaster
A589 Halton Heysham
A590 A65 Barrow-in-Furness
A591 A590 Bothel
A592 Newby Bridge Penrith
A593 Broughton-in-Furness Ambleside
A594 road (Cumbria) Maryport Cockermouth
A594 road (Leicester) Leicester Central Ring Road
A595 Carlisle Dalton-in-Furness
A596 Thursby Workington
A597 Workington Distington Northside Bridge in Workington, which carries part of the route, destroyed in November 2009 floods
A598 Hampstead North Finchley Commences at the junction of Finchley Road and Hendon Way on the A41. It goes through Golders Green and crosses the A406 and A1 at Henlys Corner, then heads through Regents Park Road to the centre of Finchley and Ballards Lane up to Tally-Ho Corner where it terminates on the A1000
A599 Haydock Park Racecourse Blackbrook Bypass, St Helens

Four-digit roads (50xx)

Road From To Notes
A5000 A504, Finchley A598, Finchley The section of Hendon Lane north of Gravel Hill. Originally all of Hendon Lane and the A504 to the West of it was part of the A5000, although some old maps have the A5000 ending at the west on the A502, with that number taking over the remainder.
A5001 Rushden Rushden
A5002 Unused Ran from Macclesfield to Whaley Bridge (now B5470); formerly continued south to Buxton via what is now the A5004. Previously allocated to a road from A6 to A510 in Finedon via what is now Obelisk Road.
A5003 Unused
A5004 Whaley Bridge Buxton Number for the former A6 between Buxton and Whaley Bridge. Previously allocated to a road from Station Road to B5010 via Donington Lane north of Castle Donington.
A5005 Longton, Staffordshire Barlaston
A5006 Stoke-upon-Trent Hanley Previously used for the M6 to Hanford section of the A500.
A5007 Stoke upon Trent Fenton
A5008 Burslem Bucknall
A5009 Bucknall Badderley Green
A5010 Burslem Burslem
A5011 Talke Alsager
A5012 Cromford A515
A5013 Stafford Eccleshall
A5014 Old Trafford Stretford
A5015 Burleydam Burleydam
A5016 A49 west of Nantwich A534 west of Nantwich Signage says this is now part of the A534, but OS 1:25k mapping says this road still exists
A5017 Unused
A5018 Winsford Wharton Green
A5019 Crewe Crewe
A5020 A500 near Englesea-Brook Crewe Green
A5021 Unused
A5022 Sandbach Brereton Green
A5023 Unused
A5024 Unused Ran from A536 to A523 in Macclesfield via Sunderland Street.
A5025 Llanfairpwllgwyngyll Near Valley
A5026 Lloc Walwen
A5027 Liscard Upton
A5028 Higham Ferrers Rushden Also used to designate Borough Road, Wallasey
A5029 Birkenhead Birkenhead
A5030 Birkenhead Birkenhead
A5031 Unused
A5032 Backford Ellesmere Port
A5033 Knutsford Knutsford
A5034 Near Mere, Cheshire
A5035 Trentham Longton
A5036 Switch Island Toxteth
(Brunswick railway station)
In 2 parts: Switch Island-Seaforth and Bootle-Brunswick
A5037 Liverpool Liverpool
A5038 Liverpool Litherland
A5039 Liverpool Liverpool
A5040 Liverpool Liverpool Paradise Street (part), plus short section of Old Haymarket on opposite side of pedestrianised city centre
A5041 Unused Canning Place in Liverpool. Closed to general traffic; part converted into bus station
A5042 Unused
A5043 Unused
A5044 Unused Ran from Church Street (then A5039) via Ranelagh Street to A5038 in Liverpool, with a spur on Great Charlotte Street; the section west of Great Charlotte Street is now the B5339 while the remainder is probably now part of the A5038 (but still shown as the A5044 on the OS map).
A5045 Liverpool Liverpool Mann Island
A5046 Liverpool Liverpool Tithebarn Street
A5047 Liverpool Old Swan Edge Lane and St. Oswald's Street
A5048 Royal Liverpool University Hospital Liverpool Women's Hospital
A5049 Liverpool Clubmoor
A5050 Everton, Liverpool Everton St Domingo Road
A5051 Liverpool Liverpool Moorfields
A5052 Liverpool Liverpool King Edward Street
A5053 Liverpool Liverpool Leeds Street
A5054 Liverpool Liverpool Boundary Street
A5055 Liverpool Liverpool Sandhills Lane
A5056 Liverpool Liverpool Bankhall Street
A5057 Bootle Bootle
A5058 Bootle Aigburth Queens Drive
A5059 Unused
A5060 Warrington Lower Walton Chester Road
A5061 Warrington Knutsford Road
A5062 Ashton-in-Makerfield Only 0.1 mile long
A5063 Old Trafford Salford
A5064 Emstrey, near Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Named "London Road"
A5065 Leagrave Luton
A5066 Ordsall Lower Broughton
A5067 Gorse Hill, Stretford Manchester
A5068 Skelmersdale Skelmersdale An older one went from Cornbrook to Picadilly Gardens.
A5069 Unused
A5070 Unused Ran from Hinckley to Stoney Bridge (now B4669). Previously allocated to a loop off of the A59 through downtown Ornskirk (now B5319).
A5071 Preston Preston Corporation Street / Moor Lane. Corporation Street was formerly a B road.
A5072 Preston Preston Strand Road
A5073 South Shore, Blackpool Blackpool
A5074 Gilpin Bridge Windermere
A5075 Ambleside Ambleside
A5076 Upton Kingsthorpe Formerly part of the A45 road. The northeastern section was numbered A4508 (A45-A508 link) until the mid 1990s, when the route was renamed A5076. Previously allocated to a road from the A6 via Stricklandgate in Penrith; this became part of the A6 in a one-way pair.
A5077 Unused
A5078 Crewe Site of Crewe Locomotive Works
A5079 Levenshulme Longsight
A5080 Liverpool Penketh
A5081 M60 Junction 9 Old Trafford Main Route through Trafford Park
A5082 Astley Farnworth
A5083 A582 near Lostock Hall,
A49 near Cuerden, Lancashire
A5084 Lowick Green Torver
A5085 Ribbleton Lea, Lancashire Blackpool Road, Preston
A5086 Egremont Cockermouth
A5087 Ulverston Barrow-in-Furness
A5088 Birkenhead Liscard
A5089 Anfield Newsham Park Formerly also included more of Liverpool inner ring road, south to Toxteth and Dingle - now B roads
A5090 Litherland Kirkdale
A5091 Ullswater Troutbeck
A5092 Greenodd Grizebeck
A5093 Hallthwaites Whicham Via Millom
A5094 A595 A595 Via Whitehaven
A5095 Northampton Northampton railway station
A5096 Unused
A5097 Unused
A5098 Bootle Walton
A5099 Blackpool Blackpool

Four-digit roads (51xx)

Road From To Notes
A5100 Edgware Mill Hill Circus Station Road (Edgware), Hale Lane, Mill Hill Broadway
A5101 Northampton Northampton
A5102 Stockport Wilmslow Shares the same 1 mile stretch of road between Woodford and Bramhall Village with the A5149, where both diverge at each end
A5103 Manchester city centre M56 Junction 3 near Wythenshawe Commonly referred to as the Princess Parkway, although this name only applies to the section between the M60 and the M56. The A5103 between the M60 and the city centre is actually Princess Road.
A5104 Corwen Chester
A5105 Morecambe Bolton-le-Sands
A5106 A6 near Chorley A49 near Standish
A5107 Unused
A5108 Llanallgo Moelfre
A5109 Edgware Whetstone Includes the Western section of Deansbrook Lane and Deans Lane, Selvage Lane, then Marsh Lane, Totteridge Common and Totteridge Lane
A5111 Mackworth Spondon Derby Outer Ring Road
A5112 Battlefield Shrewsbury
A5113 Unused
A5114 A55 Llangefni
A5115 Chester Church Broughton
A5116 Chester Moston
A5117 Helsby Sealand
A5118 Penyffordd Llong
A5119 Mold Flint
A5120 Dunstable Ampthill bypass
A5121 Branston Clay Mills
A5122 Unused
A5123 M1 Junction 15A & A43 Northampton
A5124 Battlefield Broadoak
A5125 Broad Street in Loughborough The Rushes Loughborough Previously allocated to a road on Fullhurst Avenue, Braunstone Avenue, Wyngate Drive, Woodville Road, Henley Road, Fosse Road, Blackbird Road, and Abbey Park Road (now B5327) from Braunstone to Abbey Park.
A5126 Runcorn "Weston Link" - Links A533 and A557, a part of the Runcorn Expressways system
A5127 Birmingham Lichfield Former route of A38.
A5128 Wellingborough Wilby
A5129 Unused
A5130 M1 Junction 14 Woburn
A5131 Unused Ran along Saint Margaret's Way in Leicester from the A46 (now A594) to the A6 (now Loughborough Road).
A5132 Hilton Swarkestone
A5133 Unused Was a road in Runcorn.
A5134 Bromham Kempston Presently being replaced by the Bedford Western Bypass
A5135 Borehamwood Borehamwood
A5137 Heswall Clatterbridge (M53 Junction 4)
A5139 Seacombe docks M53 at Bidston
A5140 Bedford Bedford
A5141 Bedford Bedford
A5142 Unused Ran along Great Northern Road and Station Road from A5 (now A5183) to A505 in Dunstable.
A5143 Hazel Grove Bramhall Green
A5144 Hale Timperley
A5145 Stockport Stretford
A5147 Maghull Scarisbrick
A5148 Lichfield Lichfield Short spur connecting A38 at Swinfen Island to M6 Toll/A5 at Wall Island
A5149 Poynton Cheadle, Greater Manchester Shares the same 1 mile stretch of road between Woodford and Bramhall Village with the A5102, where both diverge at each end
A5150 Colindale Hendon Colindeep Lane
A5151 Lloc Rhuddlan
A5152 Gaerwen A55 near Gaerwen
A5153 Holyhead Holyhead
A5154 Holyhead Port Holyhead
A5156 North Wrexham East Wrexham
A5159 Unused Typo for the A5195 southeast of the M6; corrected in 2009
A5160 Unused Proposed to be reserved in 1935 but never implemented
A5181 Stretford Trafford Park
A5182 Acton Clayton
A5183 M1 Junction 9 M1 Junction 4 The A5 before it was de-trunked.
A5184 Longsight University of Manchester
A5185 Eccles Swinton
A5186 Salford Salford
A5187 Stafford Stafford Part of the Stafford ring road
A5188 Unused Penwortham Bypass Flyover from A59 to A582 south of Preston; it is unknown if this road was actually signed or it was a planned route number that was never implemented.
A5189 Burton upon Trent Burton upon Trent Uses St Peter's Bridge, connects A444 to A5121.
A5190 Lichfield Cannock
A5191 Shrewsbury Shrewsbury
A5192 Lichfield Lichfield
A5193 Wellingborough Wellingborough The A509 prior to the Wellingborough by-pass
A5195 Brownhills Chasetown
A5199 Leicester Kingsthorpe Was A50

Four-digit roads (52xx)

Road From To Notes
A5200 Holborn Tufnell Park Grays Inn Road, York Way and Brecknock Road
A5201 Bloomsbury Shoreditch Clerkenwell Road and Old Street
A5202 St Pancras Camden Mostly split into two one-way streets, St Pancras Way and Royal College Street. Southern section used to meet the Euston Road but now runs along Goods Way.
A5203 Kings Cross Holloway Caledonian Road
A5204 A5 Tottenham Court Road Wigmore Street, Mortimer Street, Goodge Street
A5205 Maida Vale Camden Town Starts at junction of A4201 Albany Street, (Piccadilly Circus to Camden Town via Portland, Fitzrovia) goes via the A41 Park Road Junction (A41 Wellington Road) as the Prince Albert Road, and then continues to the A5 at Maida Vale as St. John's Wood Road. The road can be used as a northern bypass to the London Inner Ring Road between the Edgware Road and Great Portland Street section, and is often a much faster route than the A501 in this section.
A5206 A38 near Lichfield  Lichfield
A5207 A5207 A580 Another one coexisted from Aintree to Thornton; it became the B5207 (another duplicated number) in 2015 when A5758 opened.
A5208 Kirkby A580
A5209 Standish Burscough
A5219 Unused Mapping error for the B5219.
A5223 Telford A442
A5225 Unused Was a proposed road from M6 at Orrell to M61; this scheme was withdrawn in 1996. Later proposed for a road from M6 to A579; this scheme was withdrawn in 2007. A proposed road from the A49 to the B5238 in Wigan started construction in 2018, and will later extend west to the M6. It is unknown if the road will be given this number or not.
A5227 Birkenhead Birkenhead Borough Road East flyover between A41 and A552
A5228 Luton Luton
A5229 Unused
A5230 Mereside Blackpool Beach Known as the Squires Gate Link Road, this links the M55 with Blackpool Airport and the southern end of the Promenade. Partly follows former alignment of Blackpool Branch Line.
A5250 A38 near Littleover Derby Old A38
A5266 Unused
A5267 Birkdale Churchtown
A5268 Chester Chester Inner ring road
A5270 Buxton Buxton
A5271 East Keswick North Keswick
A5271 Wolstanton Tunstall Duplicated Number
A5272 Weston Coyney Great Chell
A5275 A562 in Speke A561 in Speke
A5276 Unused
A5280 Warrington Warrington New road west of Warrington, created 2017.
A5281 Warrington Warrington New road west of Warrington, created 2017.
A5282 Warrington Warrington New road west of Warrington, created 2017.
A5284 A591 junction, north end of Kendal Bypass Kendal

Four-digit roads (53xx to 57xx)

Road From To Notes
A5300 M57 / M62 junction A562 between Halewood and Widnes Commonly known as Knowsley Expressway
A5301 Nantwich Was used for the south Nantwich bypass (now A530; old A530 is now B5341, local streets, and B5334).
A5460 M1 / M69 at J21 Leicester Inner ring road A594 (Leicester) Was originally part of the A46 (Narborough Road)
A5480 Blacon Upton
A5505 Dunstable Dunstable Woodside Link, created in 2017.
A5509 Northwich inner ring road was part of the B5337 until 2011.
A5630 Anstey A563 Leicester Ring Road to Leicester Western Bypass/Anstey link road
A5758 Aintree Thornton Replacement of parallel A5207


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