160c - Dorchester On Thames to Silchester
(Dorchester on Thames to Silchester)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 160c starting near Dorchester in Oxfordshire ending near Reading in Hampshire ....

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 Pangbourne in West Berkshire.

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 160c which goes from Dorchester On Thames - Silchester(Dorchester on Thames - Silchester).

Icon Key:
Roman Town Roman Station
This route passes through the following locations.
Dorchester  Oxfordshire
Wallingford  Oxfordshire
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell  Oxfordshire
Cholsey  Oxfordshire
Wallingford  Oxfordshire
Streatley  West Berkshire
Reading  West Berkshire
Lower Basildon  West Berkshire
Reading  West Berkshire
Pangbourne  West Berkshire
Tidmarsh  West Berkshire
Reading  West Berkshire
Englefield  West Berkshire
Reading  West Berkshire
Current translation for Dorchester
  dor derived from dora/dor - a bumble bee/door
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Wallingford
  wal derived from wæl / wul - a deep pool, gulf or deep water / wool
  ling derived from el nering - people of a fortified place - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Brightwell Cum Sotwell
  bright derived from birihto - bright, wide view
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
cum we cannot translate at the moment
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
ot we cannot translate at the moment
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
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Current translation for Cholsey
C we cannot translate at the moment
  hol derived from hol - A hole, hollow, cavern or den
  sey derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
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Current translation for Wallingford
  wal derived from wæl / wul - a deep pool, gulf or deep water / wool
  ling derived from el nering - people of a fortified place - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Streatley
  streat derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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Current translation for Reading
  read derived from ræd - red or ruddy
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
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Current translation for Lower Basildon
  lower derived from lower - lower than
  bas derived from basu - a type of scarlet robe
  il derived from ildu - old
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Reading
  read derived from ræd - red or ruddy
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
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Current translation for Pangbourne
P we cannot translate at the moment
  an derived from ƿan - Wetlands
g we cannot translate at the moment
  bourne derived from burn - a brook or stream
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Current translation for Tidmarsh
T we cannot translate at the moment
  i derived from iw - yew
d we cannot translate at the moment
  marsh derived from mersc - a fen, bog or marsh
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Current translation for Reading
  read derived from ræd - red or ruddy
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
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Current translation for Englefield
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
g we cannot translate at the moment
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
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Current translation for Reading
  read derived from ræd - red or ruddy
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Calleva Atrebatum Roman Town Modern name is Silchester
Roman Town
Cunetio Roman Town Modern name is Mildenhall
Roman Station
Spinae Roman Station Modern name is Speen
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Modern name is Wanborough
Roman Town
Dorchester on Thames Roman Town 


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