Road Building Revolution

2021-05-17T09:07:35+00:00

The growth of turnpikes after 1700 started to provide funding for investment but it was the road building revolution of the late 18th and the 19th centuries which...

Road Building Revolution2021-05-17T09:07:35+00:00

Turnpikes

2021-05-08T09:03:36+00:00

The first turnpike in the country introduced charges to a section of the Old North Road. Over the next 100 years turnpikes were introduced the length of...

Turnpikes2021-05-08T09:03:36+00:00

London Coaching Inns

2021-05-01T13:56:38+00:00

By the early 19th century there were 120 stage coach inns within a city which was far more compact than today. Many of the coach services were aligned with specific...

London Coaching Inns2021-05-01T13:56:38+00:00

John Nevison – Highwayman

2021-02-04T09:00:45+00:00

John Nevison was one of the most infamous highwaymen operating along the Great North Road. His gang of outlaws met at the Talbot Inn at Newark and robbed...

John Nevison – Highwayman2021-02-04T09:00:45+00:00

Ogilby’s Britannia

2021-04-28T11:25:45+00:00

John Ogilby published an early road atlas of England and Wales. Each of his chosen roads was displayed in linear form. The route from London to Barwick....

Ogilby’s Britannia2021-04-28T11:25:45+00:00

History of The Post

2020-11-25T12:45:21+00:00

The Great North Road developed as a means of faster and more frequent transport of people and goods, but it was the needs of the emerging postal service that....

History of The Post2020-11-25T12:45:21+00:00
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