Thomas Telford's Holyhead Road: The A5 in North Wales

Front Cover
Council for British Archaeology, 2003 - History - 182 pages
This well-illustrated volume will provide the first comprehensive archaeological survey of the spectacular Welsh section of Thomas Telford's London to Holyhead Road. The road was perhaps Telford's most significant achievement - crossing the mountainous terrain of north Wales and containing the famous Menai and Conwy suspension bridges. The book presents the findings of a systematic survey of the 83 miles of road from Holyhead to Chirk. This section of the road not only contains the only evident archaeological remains of the original engineering schemes, but also includes a fascinating range of associated structures such as toll houses and inns. The book will be of interest to both specialist and general readers.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Introduction by Rick Turner and Barrie Trinder
The turnpike roads in north Wales and the coming of Thomas Telfords road
How the road was built by Barrie Trinder Jo Bell and Richard Newman

9 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2003)

BARRIE TRINDER has been a leading expert on industrial history for many years and this is perhaps his most important book to date.

Bibliographic information