13 - Rochester to Hastings
(Rochester to Maidstone to Hastings)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 13 starting near Rochester in Medway ending near Battle in East Sussex ....

Anglo Saxon
History
Map Position

This map is showing 'Roman Actual named locations ' of type 'Roman City, Roman Town, Roman Villa, Roman Major Fort, Roman Station, Roman Port, Roman Bloomery' centered on Staplehurst in Kent.

Map Logic

This map shows Roman roads shown in black derived from Ivan D Margary 'Roman Roads in Britain' published in 1955. These maps are plotted as accurately as is possible from the books. There are problems with mapping 50 years later as there have been significant road and town changes which have hidden some of the original places mentioned in the texts.

The red roads are derived from Ivan D Margary 'Roman ways in the Weald' published in 1948.

Major Roman locations are shown as icons, please click the icon for the modern location and its Roman name.

This map shows the Roman Road course described by Ivan D Margary as 13 which goes from Rochester - Hastings(Rochester - Maidstone - Hastings).

Icon Key:
Roman City Roman Town
Roman Major Fort Roman Station
Roman Port Roman Bloomery
This route passes through the following locations.
Rochester  Medway
Chatham  Medway
Aylesford  Kent
Maidstone  Kent
Tonbridge  Kent
Cranbrook  Kent
Robertsbridge  East Sussex
Battle  East Sussex
Current translation for Rochester
  Rochester derived from Hrofæscæ - hrof - roofed
æsc - son of hengest
cæstre - roman fortified town- from latin castrum
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Current translation for Chatham
  chat derived from cete - A cabin or cellar
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Aylesford
  ayles derived from ægles - eagles
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Maidstone
  maid derived from mæd - a meadow
  stone derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Tonbridge
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
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Current translation for Cranbrook
  cran derived from cræn - the bird - crane
  brook derived from broca - a brook, a spring or rivulet
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Current translation for Robertsbridge
  roberts derived from roðer - sailor or rower probably means sea inlet or deep river
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
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Current translation for Battle
  battle derived from la bataille - the place of the battle
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman City
Londinium Roman City Modern name is London
Roman Town
Calleva Atrebatum Roman Town Modern name is Silchester
Roman Town
Noviomagus Reginorum Roman Town Modern name is Chichester
Roman Station
Iping Roman Station Roman Station Modern name is Iping
Roman Town
Durovernum Roman Town Modern name is Canterbury
Roman Major Fort
Regulbium Roman Major Fort Modern name is Reculver
Roman Major Fort
Rutupiae Roman Major Fort Modern name is Richborough
Roman Town
Dubris Roman Town Modern name is Dover
Roman Major Fort
Portus Lemanis Roman Major Fort Modern name is Port Lympne
Roman Town
Durobrivae Roman Town Modern name is Rochester
Roman Major Fort
Anderida Roman Major Fort Modern name is Pevensey
Roman Port
Bodiam Roman Port Modern name is Bodiam
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bardown Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bates Farm (Wittersham Manor) Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Beauport Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bodiam 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bodiam 2 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Broadfield Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Brook House / Oxley Wood 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Burnthouse Wood, Ludley Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bynes Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Chapel Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Church Farm Field Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Church Field, Old Place Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Coldharbour Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Cow Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Crowhurst Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Footlands Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Frankham, Mark Cross Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Front Wood, Bevingford 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Furnace Gill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Garden Hill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Glossams Place Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Godleys Field Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Great Cansiron (Blacklands) Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Great Warren Field Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Harrietsham Church Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Hempstead Wood 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Holbeanwood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Howbourne Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Huggit's Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Kitchenham Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Knowle Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Limney Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Farningham Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Farningham Farm 2 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Furnace Wood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Lovehurst Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Lower Crutches Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Magreed Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Markly Wood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Newnham Park, Chillies Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oakenden Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oaklands Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oldlands Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Petley Wood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Barn Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Barn 40 Acres Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Place Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pounsley Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Primrose Dell Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Ridge Hill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Romden Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Runhams Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Standen Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Tanyard Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Upper Wilting Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Walesbeech Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Westhawk Farm 1 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: 03/07/2017
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps