26 - Ailsworth to Ancaster
(Ailsworth to Ancaster)
commonly known as 'King Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 26 starting near Upton in Peterborough ending near Grantham in Lincolnshire ....

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 Peterborough in Lincolnshire.

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 26 which goes from Ailsworth - Ancaster(Ailsworth - Ancaster)commonly known as 'King 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.
Upton  Peterborough
Peterborough  Peterborough
West Deeping  Lincolnshire
Peterborough  Lincolnshire
Baston  Lincolnshire
Peterborough  Lincolnshire
Kates Bridge  Lincolnshire
Bourne  Lincolnshire
Thurlby  Lincolnshire
Bourne  Lincolnshire
Grantham  Lincolnshire
Grantham  Lincolnshire
Current translation for Upton
Up we cannot translate at the moment
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Peterborough
  peter derived from petersilige - herb parsley/st peter
  borough derived from burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts
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Current translation for West Deeping
  west derived from wæst - west
  deeping derived from diþing - killing place
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Current translation for Peterborough
  peter derived from petersilige - herb parsley/st peter
  borough derived from burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts
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Current translation for Baston
  bas derived from basu - a type of scarlet robe
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Peterborough
  peter derived from petersilige - herb parsley/st peter
  borough derived from burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts
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Current translation for Kates Bridge
Kat we cannot translate at the moment
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
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Current translation for Bourne
  bourne derived from burn - a brook or stream
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Current translation for Thurlby
Thurl we cannot translate at the moment
  by derived from by - near
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Current translation for Bourne
  bourne derived from burn - a brook or stream
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Current translation for Grantham
Granth 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.
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Grantham
Granth 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.
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
 
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