Turnpike and Pre-Turnpike Roads

The project aims to investigate the medieval and post-medieval road network and related sites. The initial phase of the project undertaken in 2014-15 consisted of a desk-based project to identify turnpike roads from easily accessible documentary sources and where possible to identify pre-turnpike roads across south-west Wales. Subsequent studies include more detailed documentary investigation and fieldwork on a county by county basis.

Thomas Telford’s design for a new bridge at St Clears for a mail-coach road


Turnpike and Pre-Turnpike Roads Interim Report 2014 (PDF format – opens in a new window)

Turnpike and Pre-Turnpike Roads Scheduling Enhancement Project 2016 (PDF format – opens in a new window)

Heneb - The Trust for Welsh Archaeology