The Road from Shrewsbury & Chester to Holywell

This chart depicts the route from Shrewsbury to Holywell via Wrexham and Mold,
with the journey from Chester to Holywell taking up the final ribbon of the map.

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

Battle Field (Battlefield)
Everton Chapple (Albrighton)
Harmon Comon
Prinhill Wood (Pim Hill)
Harmon Hill (Harmer Hill)
Middle Church (Myddle)
Burlleton (Burlton)
Cookshot (Cockshutt)
Coole Meare Chappell (Colemere)
Lay Meare (Blake Mere)
Birch Hall
Oatly Park (Oteley)
Elsmeare (Ellesmere)
Crench (Trench)
Dydlestone Green (Duddleston Heath)
Ortney (Overton)
Dee Bridg
The Lyon (Nant-y-Lladron)
Pont Froud (Pont y ffrwd)
Markyell (Marchwiel)
Bryn y Groge (Bryn-y-grog)
Pentrevellin (Pentregwyn)
Green Bridg
Stansy (Stansty)
Place Coch
Crispin Inn
Ye Furlongs End
Pont Kenuthyen
Keyen ye Beath (Cefn-y-bedd)
Cargurels Bridg (Caergwrle)
Queen Hope (Hope)
Cargurels Castle (Caergwrle Castle)
Beare Brook (Nant Byr)
Pont Blythin (Pont Blyddyn)
Pentre Hebol
Bowling Green
Led Furnace (Leadmill)
Colsid Bridg
Gwysanna (Gwysaney)
Parch Bucha
Princat dondiggry
Rosormer (Rhosesmor)
Holchen Mountaine (Halkyn)
Peny Billen (Billens)
Peny Pulle
Derwin Holbert

Harden (Hawarden)
Starchamber Alehous
Greenfield House
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