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Commission for the Repair of Highland Roads & Bridges, 14th Report, 1828, map page
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QZP40_388_2_P447_MAP
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Scotland
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1820s
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Highland Libraries
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31198
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Thomas Telford
Treasury
roads
bridges
transport
maps
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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.

Appendix of the Fourteenth Report of The Commissioners of Highland Roads and Bridges.

Appendix D. 'Highland Roads and Bridges, Piers and Harbours. Correspondence'
Annexed Papers.
No 16. 'Map of Scotland containing a sketch of the Roads, Bridges, and Harbours, made or improved by the Parliamentary Commissioners 1803-1828'

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Commission for the Repair of Highland Roads & Bridges, 14th Report, 1828, map page

1820s

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

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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.<br /> <br /> Appendix of the Fourteenth Report of The Commissioners of Highland Roads and Bridges.<br /> <br /> Appendix D. 'Highland Roads and Bridges, Piers and Harbours. Correspondence'<br /> Annexed Papers.<br /> No 16. 'Map of Scotland containing a sketch of the Roads, Bridges, and Harbours, made or improved by the Parliamentary Commissioners 1803-1828'