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Holyhead Road

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The A5 London Holyhead Trunk Road is a major road in England and Wales. It runs for about 252 miles (406 km) (including sections concurrent with other designations) from London to the Irish Sea at the ferry port of Holyhead. In many parts the route follows that of the Roman Iter II route which later took the Anglo-Saxon name Watling Street.

Thomas Telford was engineer to the Holyhead Road Commissioners from 1815; his improvment of the road was one of his main achievements in road making.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Biography of Thomas Telford, ODNB