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A5 Holyhead Road, Between Chirk And Holyhead

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NPRN402349
Map ReferenceSJ23NE
Grid ReferenceSJ2900037280
Unitary (Local) AuthorityWrexham
Old CountyDenbighshire
CommunityChirk
Type Of SiteROAD
PeriodPost Medieval
Description
In 1810, Thomas Telford surveyed and recommended the route for the Holyhead Road through north Wales, some 83 miles, with work beginning in 1815 and completed in 1826. Construction of the Holyhead Road was not only the pinnacle of Thomas Telford's engineering achievements, it was also a landmark event in the history of British engineering, being the first major civil engineering project directly funded by parliament. Three notable major structures on the road are the Waterloo Bridge (nprn 23839) at Betws-y-coed, the Menai Suspension Bridge (nprn 43063) and the Stanley Embankment (nprn 43064) near Holyhead.
RCAHMW, 29 April 2008.