Ham 1 - Saxon village names containing the word ham near Pevensey in Sussex

Anglo Saxon
History
Map Position

This map shows the position of locations of type 'town or village or hamlet' containing 'ham' centered on Pevensey in Sussex. Alongside the location map is one from http://flood.firetree.net of the same scale, showing the high tide level of 5 metres so you can comparison current day with Saxon times.

Map Logic

This map shows the occurrance of villages containing 'HAM' a saxon term we believe originally meant near to the sea, and in later times near to water. This map shows the ham villages, alongside a map showing where the 5 metre high tide line would be before the current sea and tidal defenses were built. You can see that the ham's lie along the water boundary.
Please click here for more HAM maps which we believe proves that a ham is a village near water.

Icon Key:
Town Village


External References in no particular order :-
Original Manuscripts of the Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Online Anglo Saxon dictionary
Online Etymology dictionary
Open Domesday Book - The first free online copy of the Domesday Book
The Ermine Street Guard Roman re-enactment and research Society
The "Kent A" cadastre - page 5 - Peterson 2002
Archaeologia Cantiana Online
Romney Marsh Research Trust
Romney Marsh the Fifth Continent
VillageNet the reference guide to villages in Kent & Sussex
Global warming Flood Maps
The Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Google Maps - the core of the system
GeoPlaner - Useful site for plotting map data
Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars 55BC(Books 4 & 5)
Wikipedia - Caesar's invasions of Britain
Wikipedia - Portus Istus
The Geography of Claudius Ptolemy (Bill Thayers)
Roman Britain.org
Runetree Beowulf
Bayeux Tapestry Online
The Secrets of the Norman Invasion

 

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Author: Simon M       Document Created: 2015-06-20
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps