1g - High Cross to Wall
(High Cross to Wall)
commonly known as 'Watling Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 1g starting near Rugby in Leicestershire ending near Wall in Staffordshire ....

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 Dordon in Warwickshire.

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 1g which goes from High Cross - Wall(High Cross - Wall)commonly known as 'Watling Street'.

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.
Rugby  Leicestershire
Burbage  Leicestershire
Nuneaton  Warwickshire
Atherstone  Warwickshire
Dordon  Warwickshire
Wilnecote  Staffordshire
Tamworth  Staffordshire
Fazeley  Staffordshire
Tamworth  Staffordshire
Lichfield  Staffordshire
Shenstone  Staffordshire
Wall  Staffordshire
Current translation for Rugby
  rugby derived from rocheberie - hroc a rook
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 Burbage
  bur derived from beorg - a high place - a hill
  bag derived from baeg - a collar
e we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Nuneaton
Nuneat we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in on derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Atherstone
At we cannot translate at the moment
  herst derived from here stæþ - here meaning army and stæþ meaning a place(or stay) pronounced herestath, most seem to be later than Domesday and are found in a forested area
one we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Dordon
  dor derived from dora/dor - a bumble bee/door
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Wilnecote
W we cannot translate at the moment
  il derived from ildu - old
  ne derived from niew - new
  cot derived from cotlyf - a small village
e we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Tamworth
T we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in am derived from hæme - shortened for of ham - 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.
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
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Current translation for Fazeley
Faze we cannot translate at the moment
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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Current translation for Tamworth
T we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in am derived from hæme - shortened for of ham - 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.
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
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Current translation for Lichfield
L we cannot translate at the moment
  ic derived from æc - oak
h we cannot translate at the moment
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
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Current translation for Shenstone
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  hen derived from hen - old
  stone derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Wall
  wall derived from weall - steep ,wall, lofty, high place
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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: 23/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps