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Builth and district
  Transport in the area  

The map opposite was made in 1836 and shows Builth just before Queen Victoria came to the throne. For hundreds of years the River Wye has been a barrier to travel and therefore a convenient border between different areas. River crossings were important and communities grew up where they were established, as at Rhayader, Builth and Hay.

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The Turnpike Roads
paying to use the highway in early Victorian times
Coaches and carriers
horse-drawn transport across the area
The coming of the railway
and connections to a wider network
Builth Road
a railway community in the Wye valley


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