28a - North Carlton to Doncaster
(Lincoln (North Carlton) to Doncaster and spur road at Cantley)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 28a starting near Lincoln in Lincolnshire ending near Doncaster in South Yorkshire ....

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 Gainsborough 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 28a which goes from North Carlton - Doncaster(Lincoln (North Carlton) - Doncaster and spur road at Cantley).

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.
Lincoln  Lincolnshire
Gainsborough  Lincolnshire
Retford  Nottinghamshire
Doncaster  Nottinghamshire
Current translation for Lincoln
  lin derived from lin/lind - flax/lime tree
  coln derived from coln - a pebble or stone
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Current translation for Gainsborough
  gain derived from þegn - thane - a servant, one who does service for another
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  borough derived from burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts
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Current translation for Retford
  ret derived from ræt - a rat
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Doncaster
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
  caster derived from cæster - roman fortified town- from latin castrum
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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: 14/09/2017
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps