The Turnpike Road System in England

The Turnpike Road System in England

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This book studies the development and administration of turnpike trusts in England from 1663 to 1840. It is concerned specifically with assessing the economic importance of the trusts before and during the Industrial Revolution. Dr Albert provides a detailed and comprehensive history of English turnpike trusts, superseding in many respects the standard accounts of the subject written in the early the 1740s.59 The road from Lawton to Cranage was turnpiked in 1731;60 however, by 1750, thirty-four miles of the Manchester Road had still not been ... 59Except for six miles between Coleshill and the London-Birmingham Road.

Title:The Turnpike Road System in England
Author:William Albert
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2007-02-15


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