160a - Towcester to Alchester
(Towster to Alchester)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 160a starting near Towcester in Northamptonshire ending near Bicester in Oxfordshire ....

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 Goring in Buckinghamshire.

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 160a which goes from Towcester - Alchester(Towster - Alchester).

Icon Key:
 Unknown Town
Village Ward/Hamlet
Farm/House Wood
River/Lake Lane/Road
Valley Hill
Roman City Roman Town
Roman Villa Roman Major Fort
Roman Station Norman Ships
Saxon Port Saxon Fort
Norman Fort Battle Site
Roman Port Roman Bloomery
Saxon Landing
This route passes through the following locations.
Towcester  Northamptonshire
Whittlebury  Northamptonshire
Buckingham  Buckinghamshire
Water Stratford  Buckinghamshire
Buckingham  Buckinghamshire
Bicester  Oxfordshire
Caversfield  Oxfordshire
Bicester  Oxfordshire
Current translation for Towcester
  tow derived from tow-lic - weaving
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Whittlebury
  whit derived from wæt - wet, damp, moist
t we cannot translate at the moment
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
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Current translation for Buckingham
  buck derived from buc - a male deer
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  ham derived from hæme - 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 Water Stratford
  water derived from wæter - water
  strat derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Buckingham
  buck derived from buc - a male deer
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  ham derived from hæme - 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.
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Bicester
  bi derived from bærn - barn
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Caversfield
Cav we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
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Current translation for Bicester
  bi derived from bærn - barn
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name


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: 14/09/2017
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps