Historic Landscape Characterisation

Arfon - Area 52 Telford's Road

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Historic background

The main road artery between London and Holyhead, designed to afford easy communication between the English and Irish capitals, constructed in stages between 1815 and 1830, and which includes the Menai suspension bridge, completed in 1826.

Key historic landscape characteristics

Early nineteenth century transport link

Long recognised as an outstanding engineering masterpiece of the nineteenth century, Telford’s road and its associated features (the Menai bridge, quaysides used in the bridge’s construction, toll-houses, depots, etc) remain in daily use, and form an historic landscape in their own right.


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