1e - St Albans to Towcester
(St Albans to Towcester)
commonly known as 'Watling Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 1e starting near St Albans in Hertfordshire ending near Towcester in Northamptonshire ....

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 Towcester in Northamptonshire.

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 1e which goes from St Albans - Towcester(St Albans - Towcester)commonly known as 'Watling Street'.

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
St Albans  Hertfordshire
Redbourn  Hertfordshire
St Albans  Hertfordshire
Markyate  Hertfordshire
Kensworth  Hertfordshire
Caddington  Central Bedfordshire
Pack Horse Place  Central Bedfordshire
Dunstable  Central Bedfordshire
Houghton Regis  Central Bedfordshire
Hockliffe  Central Bedfordshire
Leighton Buzzard  Central Bedfordshire
Milton Keynes  
Little Brickhill  Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes  Milton Keynes
Loughton  Milton Keynes
Fullers Slade  Milton Keynes
Old Stratford  Northamptonshire
Towcester  Northamptonshire
Current translation for St Albans
  starting in st derived from sanctus - saint
  al derived from el - eel
  ban derived from ban - bone
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
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Current translation for Redbourn
Red we cannot translate at the moment
  bourn derived from burn - a brook or stream
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Current translation for St Albans
  starting in st derived from sanctus - saint
  al derived from el - eel
  ban derived from ban - bone
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
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Current translation for Markyate
  mark derived from maerc - a boundary
  y derived from y - the
ate we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Kensworth
  ken derived from kyneg/cen - a king/fierce
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
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Current translation for Caddington
  cad derived from cæd - a boat
d 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 Pack Horse Place
P we cannot translate at the moment
  ac derived from aac - an acorn or oak
k we cannot translate at the moment
  hors derived from heors - horse
e we cannot translate at the moment
  place derived from place - courtyard, open space; broad way, avenue originally from latin platea
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Current translation for Dunstable
  dun derived from dun - a mountain or hill / brown and black colour
  starting in st derived from sanctus - saint
ab we cannot translate at the moment
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
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Current translation for Houghton Regis
  ho derived from hus - short for house - dwelling, shelter, house - from Proto-Germanic *husan
ugh we cannot translate at the moment
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  ending in regis derived from regis - suffix from 1929 after visit by King George V - latin for 'of the king'
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Current translation for Hockliffe
  ho derived from hus - short for house - dwelling, shelter, house - from Proto-Germanic *husan
ckliffe we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Leighton Buzzard
  leigh derived from leah - woodland clearing
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
Buzz we cannot translate at the moment
  ard derived from arad - to ride
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Current translation for Milton Keynes
M we cannot translate at the moment
  il derived from ildu - old
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  key derived from cai - wharf
  nes derived from næsse - promentory, headland or cape
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Current translation for Little Brickhill
  little derived from lytel - little, small
  brick derived from briche - a brick
  hill derived from hyll - a hill
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Current translation for Milton Keynes
M we cannot translate at the moment
  il derived from ildu - old
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  key derived from cai - wharf
  nes derived from næsse - promentory, headland or cape
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Current translation for Loughton
  lough derived from loh - an inlet or large lake
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Fullers Slade
Full we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  slade derived from slæd - a flat piece of grass between two woods
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Current translation for Old Stratford
  old derived from eald - old or ancient
  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 Towcester
  tow derived from tow-lic - weaving
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Lactodurum Roman Town Modern name is Towcester


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: 23/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps