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Vale of Llangollen
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Historic Landscape Characterisation

The Vale of Llangollen: Cysyllte
Photographs of character area

CPAT PHOTO 1766-53 Pleasure craft on the Vale of Llangollen Canal at Froncysyllte. Former limekilns, in operation from the late 18th century, line the left bank of the canal at this point, fed by limestone quarried above Froncysyllte and coal brought by canal from mines in the Ruabon area. Photo: CPAT 1766-53.

CPAT PHOTO 1766-16 Canal barges at Trevor Wharf, just to the north of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Photo: CPAT 1766-16.

CPAT PHOTO 1766-50 Telford's Pontcycllte Aqueduct, built between 1795 and 1805, and considered the finest aqueduct built in Britain, carried the canal across the river Dee. Photo: CPAT 1766-50.