180 - Birmingham to Gloucester
(Birmingham to Gloucester)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 180 starting near Birmingham in West Midlands ending near Gloucester in Gloucestershire ....

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 Kerswell Green in Worcestershire.

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 180 which goes from Birmingham - Gloucester(Birmingham - Gloucester).

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.
Birmingham  West Midlands
Rednal  West Midlands
Barnt Green  Worcestershire
Lickey End  Worcestershire
Bromsgrove  Worcestershire
Upton Warren  Worcestershire
Droitwich  Worcestershire
Droitwich Spa  Worcestershire
Martin Hussingtree  Worcestershire
Worcester  Worcestershire
Kerswell Green  Worcestershire
Worcester  Worcestershire
Tewkesbury  
Shuthonger  Gloucestershire
Tewkesbury  Gloucestershire
Tredington  Gloucestershire
Coombe Hill  Gloucestershire
Gloucester  Gloucestershire
Longford  Gloucestershire
Gloucester  Gloucestershire
Current translation for Birmingham
  bi derived from bærn - barn
rm we cannot translate at the moment
  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 Rednal
Redn we cannot translate at the moment
  al derived from el - eel
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Current translation for Barnt Green
  bar derived from bær - beer or a place where barley was grown
nt we cannot translate at the moment
  green derived from grene - grassy
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Current translation for Lickey End
L we cannot translate at the moment
  ick derived from vicus - diminuitive of wick - small provincial roman town
ey we cannot translate at the moment
  end derived from ende - end terminus
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Current translation for Bromsgrove
  brom derived from brom - broom plant
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  grove derived from groue - a grove
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Current translation for Upton Warren
Up we cannot translate at the moment
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  warren derived from varenne - game park, hunting reserve
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Current translation for Droitwich
Dro we cannot translate at the moment
  i derived from iw - yew
t we cannot translate at the moment
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
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Current translation for Droitwich Spa
Dro we cannot translate at the moment
  i derived from iw - yew
t we cannot translate at the moment
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
  spa derived from spa - after spa in belgium famous for chalybeate(iron rich) water
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Current translation for Martin Hussingtree
  mar derived from maera/mære - boundaries/sea or lake (large body of water)
t we cannot translate at the moment
  in derived from within - within
Hu we cannot translate at the moment
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  tree derived from treow - a tree
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Current translation for Worcester
W we cannot translate at the moment
  or derived from or - one or the other
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Kerswell Green
K we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
  green derived from grene - grassy
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Current translation for Worcester
W we cannot translate at the moment
  or derived from or - one or the other
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Tewkesbury
Tewke we cannot translate at the moment
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  bur derived from beorg - a high place - a hill
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
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Current translation for Shuthonger
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
hut we cannot translate at the moment
  ho derived from hus - short for house - dwelling, shelter, house - from Proto-Germanic *husan
ng we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
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Current translation for Tewkesbury
Tewke we cannot translate at the moment
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  bur derived from beorg - a high place - a hill
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
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Current translation for Tredington
Tred we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Coombe Hill
  coombe derived from comb - a valley
  hill derived from hyll - a hill
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Current translation for Gloucester
  glou derived from glæw - skilful
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Longford
  long derived from lange - long
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Gloucester
  glou derived from glæw - skilful
  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: 12/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps