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Commission for Highland Roads & Bridges, 5th Report, 1811, page Map page
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QZP40_388_1_P174_MAP
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Scotland
PERIOD
1800s
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Highland Libraries
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31192
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Thomas Telford
Treasury
roads
bridges
transport
maps
zoomable

Appendix to the Fifth Report of the Commissioners for Roads and Bridges in the Highlands of Scotland.

Appendix T. 'Map of Scotland'
'Map of Scotland from original materials obtained by the Parliamentary Commissioners for Highland Roads and Bridges and exhibiting the Roads and Bridges made, contracted for, or under construction. 1811'.

In 1802 Thomas Telford was asked by the Lords of the Treasury to conduct a survey into the interior of the Highlands. Telford gave his report the following year. It started a system of legislation which opened up the Highlands and improved communications with other parts of the country.
The main points of the report were making communication better through improved roads and bridges, the construction of the Caledonian Canal, promoting fisheries on the east and west coasts, causes of emigration and how to prevent it, and improving interaction between Britain and northern parts of Ireland.
The result was the construction of the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Inverness and the completion of 920 miles of road and 120 bridges throughout the Highlands in 20 years

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Commission for Highland Roads & Bridges, 5th Report, 1811, page Map page

1800s

Thomas Telford; Treasury; roads; bridges; transport; maps; zoomable

Highland Libraries

Highland Roads and Bridges Reports (maps)

Appendix to the Fifth Report of the Commissioners for Roads and Bridges in the Highlands of Scotland.<br /> <br /> Appendix T. 'Map of Scotland'<br /> 'Map of Scotland from original materials obtained by the Parliamentary Commissioners for Highland Roads and Bridges and exhibiting the Roads and Bridges made, contracted for, or under construction. 1811'.<br /> <br /> In 1802 Thomas Telford was asked by the Lords of the Treasury to conduct a survey into the interior of the Highlands. Telford gave his report the following year. It started a system of legislation which opened up the Highlands and improved communications with other parts of the country.<br /> The main points of the report were making communication better through improved roads and bridges, the construction of the Caledonian Canal, promoting fisheries on the east and west coasts, causes of emigration and how to prevent it, and improving interaction between Britain and northern parts of Ireland.<br /> The result was the construction of the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Inverness and the completion of 920 miles of road and 120 bridges throughout the Highlands in 20 years