This chapter traces the improvements that took place in the quality of British roads between 1750 and 1830. In the early part of the eighteenth century British roads were in an appalling condition. It was due to the development of the Turnpike Trusts and civil engineering that some of the road network was improved to meet the economic and social needs of the country. An attempt will also be made to assess the importance of developments in road transport in the context of the whole process of industrialisation.
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