The Road from London to Holyhead

Chester to Holyhead

This map shows the route from Chester to Holyhead,
passing Hawarden, Denbigh, Conwy and Beaumaris.

Each of the ribbons which make up the map include a compass indicating north.

The landscape along the journey is described,
and the distance travelled and directions to nearby settlements are given too.

I have shown the place name as it appears on this map (c.1675) first, with the modern spelling in brackets.
I have only listed the places I can readily find in a modern road atlas,
but there are many more places of interest on these maps which I have not included in my summary.
These may include rivers, ponds, churches, windmills, blacksmiths forges, gallows and bridges.

The Route

Bretton (Broughton)
Hawarden vulgo Harding
Skyhough haggin hill
Skiviag (Ysceifiog)
Smell Mills (Afon Wen)
Caierwis (Caerwys)
Potuary (Bodfari)
Henlluan (Henllan)
Llanufudd or Llanwith (Llannefydd)
A Great Mountaine
Bettas or Bethouse (Betws-yn-Rhos)
Aberconway (Conwy)
Penman Maure Mount (Penmaenmawr)
Llansadurn (Llansadwrn)
Tincohet (Pen-y-Garnedd)
Llangaveney (Llangefni)
Hadgratho Hall
Boddedar (Bodedern)
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