The Holyhead Road_ The Mail-coach Road to Dublin. Vol. 2

The Holyhead Road_ The Mail-coach Road to Dublin. Vol. 2
Title: The Holyhead Road_ The Mail-coach Road to Dublin. Vol. 2
Release Date: 2019-02-08
Type book: Text
Copyright Status: Public domain in the USA.
Date added: 27 March 2019
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The cover image was created by the transcriber and is placed in the public domain.

THE HOLYHEAD ROAD

EARLY DAYS ON THE LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY.

The Holyhead Road: THE MAIL-COACH ROAD TO DUBLIN

By Charles G. Harper
Author of “The Brighton Road,” “The Portsmouth Road,” “The Dover Road,” “The Bath Road,” “The Exeter Road,” “The Great North Road,” and “The Norwich Road
Illustrated by the Author, and from Old-Time Prints and Pictures
Vol. II. BIRMINGHAM TO HOLYHEAD
London: Chapman & Hall
ltd. 1902
[All rights reserved]
PRINTED BY
HAZELL, WATSON, AND VINEY, LD.
LONDON AND AYLESBURY.

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List of ILLUSTRATIONS

SEPARATE PLATES
 
PAGE
 
Early Days on the London and Birmingham Railway. Frontispiece
 
Bull Ring. (From a Print after David Cox) 5
 
Old Birmingham Coaching Bill. 13
 
Dudley. (After J. M. W. Turner, R.A.) 31
 
High Green, Wolverhampton, 1797. (After Rowlandson) 47
 
High Green, Wolverhampton, 1826. (From an Old Print) 51
 
High Green, Wolverhampton, 1860. (From a Contemporary Photograph) 55
 
Shiffnal. 67
 
The Council House. 141
 
The Honourable Thomas Kenyon. (From an Old Print) 153
 
The Vale of Llangollen. 177
 
Llangollen. 183
 
viiiLlangollen. (After J. M. W. Turner, R. A.) 187
 
Valle Crucis Abbey. (After J. M. W. Turner, R.A.) 207
 
Cernioge. 227
 
The Swallow Falls. (From an Old Print) 247
 
Llyn Ogwen and Trifaen Mountain. 255
 
Penmaenmawr. (After J. M. W. Turner, R.A.) 275
 
The Old Landing-Place on the Anglesey Shore. 283
 
 
ixILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT
 
Vignette: Prince Rupert Title Page
 
List of Illustrations: The Black Country vii
 
The Holyhead Road 1
 
The “Hen and Chickens,” 1830 18
 
The “Old Royal” 24
 
Wednesbury 37
 
Old Hill, Tettenhall 59
 
The Sabbath-breaking Seamstress 60
 
Snedshill Furnaces 71
 
Haygate Inn 76
 
The Wrekin 79
 
The “Old Wall” 84
 
Wroxeter Church 85
 
Atcham Bridge 91
 
Lord Hill’s Monument 92
 
The English Bridge 97
 
Wyle Cop and the “Lion” 107
 
The “Lion” Yard 132
 
The Market-Place, Shrewsbury 138
 
Shelton Oak 144
 
The Breidden Hills 147
 
Queen’s Head 156
 
Offa’s Dyke 176
 
The Ladies of Llangollen. (From an Old Print) 198
 
Plas Newydd 203
 
Owain Glyndwr’s Mount 211
 
Cerrig-y-Druidion 224
 
The Waterloo Bridge 232
 
xThe Old Church, Bettws-y-Coed 234
 
Sign of the “Royal Oak” 238
 
Pont-y-Pair 245
 
Cyfyng Falls 250
 
Capel Curig 252
 
The Falls of Ogwen 257
 
Nant Ffrancon. (After David Cox) 258
 
Nant Ffrancon 260
 
Penrhyn Castle 263
 
Lonisaf Toll-House 264
 
The Penrhyn Arms 266
 
Penrhyn Castle and Snowdonia, from Beaumaris. (After David Cox) 278
 
Deserted Stables, Menai Village 290
 
The Menai Bridge and the Isle of Benglas 291
 
The Anglesey Column 296
 
The Britannia Bridge 299
 
Near Mona Inn 303
 
Llangristiolus 304
 
Caer Ceiliog 306
 
The South Stack. (After T. Creswick, R.A.) 323
 
Holyhead Mountain 325
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THE HOLYHEAD ROAD

Birmingham to Holyhead

MILES
Birmingham (General Post Office) 109¼
Hockley 110½
Soho 111¼
Handsworth 111¾
West Bromwich 114½
Hilltop 116
Wednesbury 117¼
Moxley 118½
Bilston 119½
Wolverhampton 122¼
Chapel Ash 122¾
Tettenhall 124
The Wergs 125¼
Boningale 129½
Whiston Cross 130¼
Shiffnal 134¼
Prior’s Lee 137½
Ketley 139
Ketley Railway Station 139½
(Junction of Watling Street with Holyhead Road.)
Wellington (“Cock”) 140½
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