Map showing the location of defensive villages containing 'ing' in Kent

Anglo Saxon
History
Map Position

This map shows the position of locations containing 'hythe, ing'' excluding 'king, ranges' centered on Chilham in Kent.

Map Logic

This map shows the locations of villages containing the subset 'ing' in the village name. We believe that this implies a defensive location, or a fortified location as the Jutes expand across Kent. As you can see, a large number of the Ings are on old Roman Roads or high ground, the forest of Andredsweald is shown in green, which was impassable except where Roman Roads or rivers cut through it.

Icon Key:
 Unknown Town
Village Farm/House
Wood River/Lake
Lane/Road Hill
Roman City Saxon Port
Roman Bloomery


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
Chronicles of John of Worcester
Battle Historic Society
Binsted village website(Mearcredesburnan Steðe)

 

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Author: Simon M       Document Created: 2015-07-07
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps