A Treatise on Roads: Wherein the Principles on which Roads Should be Made are Explained and Illustrated, by the Plans, Specifications, and Contracts Made Use of by Thomas Telford, Esq. on the Holyhead Road
Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1838 - 465 pages
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Page 20 - They will here meet with rutts which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud only from a wet summer; what therefore must it be after a winter?