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#378059 - 5th Jan 2010 6:13pm WIRRAL TURNPIKES
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CAN ANY ONE HELP ME WITH ANY INFORMATION ON THE WIRRAL TURNPIKE THAT WAS INSTIGATED IN 1787 ESPECIALLY PRIMARY SOURCES
IE MAPS/PHOTOS/DRAWINGS/ACCOUNTS ETC

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#378069 - 5th Jan 2010 6:53pm Re: WIRRAL TURNPIKES [Re: maca1]
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Hi maca1 - welcome to Wikiwirral.
Can you be more specific - you already have a date, which route are you enquiring about?
Tell us what you already have.
I believe that 'Chester to Eastham' and 'Chester to Parkgate' turnpikes are both recorded as opened in 1787. Can't give primary source though, just my notes from a lecture I attended.

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#378114 - 5th Jan 2010 11:10pm Re: WIRRAL TURNPIKES [Re: greasby_lad]
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Here is some info taken from "The Evolution and Development of the Turnpike Road in Cheshire" by K.W.L. Starkie (published in Cheshire History number 39 1999-2000).


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#378181 - 6th Jan 2010 11:44am Re: WIRRAL TURNPIKES [Re: greasby_lad]
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Very interesting. Do you think that the 3 short diagonals off the main road at Birkenhead are the roads to the ferries? Looks as if the might be to New Ferry, Rock Ferry & Tranmere Ferry.
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#378335 - 6th Jan 2010 6:46pm Re: WIRRAL TURNPIKES [Re: chriskay]
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I hadn't given it any thought, but it seems logical. See the Greenwood map (published 1819)...


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