Llanfairpwll (2)

I have been meaning to take a photograph of the well-preserved, surviving, octagonal toll house on the long straight stretch of road to Holyhead.   The road was built as a result of pressure from Irish MPs to have a quick route from Dublin to London by way of Holyhead and the toll house was one of five on Anglesey designed by Thomas Telford in 1818.   It cost 1d. for a Horse, Mule or Ass, 4d. if it had a carriage attached, and continued to collect tolls till 1895:-

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2 thoughts on “Llanfairpwll (2)

  1. Mark Fisher says:

    Fascinating. It reinforces the argument that an Anglesey book would be a real contribution. Is there not a local publisher reading this Blog who could run with this ? I’m sure it would be a very good seller locally for several years.

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