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For Turner’s trip into North Wales from Tabley in 1808, see Introduction to the sketchbook. As suggested by Finberg, Turner’s inscription denotes Pont-y-Glyn (Pont Glyn-Diffwys) across the River Ceirw, which carries a road branching off from the old toll road from Corwen westwards towards the coast via Betws-y-Coed. The bridge spans a gorge, Glyn Diffwys, which was then a celebrated beauty spot and may have prompted Turner to extend his route from Corwen. On folio 14 (D06875; Turner Bequest CIV 13) is another drawing evidently of the bridge, from below in the steep ravine on the Corwen side while others of the zig-zagging toll road, some including the bridge to the side, follow from folio 12 (D06872; Turner Bequest CIV 11). The road, now part of the A5, was later upgraded by Thomas Telford as part of his London-Holyhead route, and today this stretch is by-passed and maintained as a footpath. Turner’s views can no longer be fully appreciated as the gorge is overgrown with trees.