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The Holyhead Road: quay on the Stanley Embankment

A Scheduled Monument in Valley (Y Fali), Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Latitude: 53.289 / 53°17'20"N

Longitude: -4.5789 / 4°34'43"W

OS Eastings: 228196

OS Northings: 379992

OS Grid: SH281799

Mapcode National: GBR HN20.7BL

Mapcode Global: WH42H.MLSG

Entry Name: The Holyhead Road: quay on the Stanley Embankment

Scheduled Date: 27 July 2004

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4012

Cadw Legacy ID: AN146

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Quay

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Valley (Y Fali)

Traditional County: Anglesey


The monument comprises the remains of a substantial quay on the N side of the Stanley Embankment, which was opened in 1823 as one of the strategic structures of Thomas Telford's Holyhead road. Telford described the new road as follows: This road established through a rugged and mountainous district

Source: Cadw

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