28b - Doncaster to Tadcaster
(Doncaster to Tadcaster)
commonly known as 'Roman Ridge'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 28b starting near Doncaster in South Yorkshire ending near Tadcaster in North 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 53.71331,-1.35559 in West Yorkshire.

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 28b which goes from Doncaster - Tadcaster(Doncaster - Tadcaster)commonly known as 'Roman Ridge'.

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.
Doncaster  South Yorkshire
Woodlands  South Yorkshire
Doncaster  South Yorkshire
Campsall  South Yorkshire
Pontefract  West Yorkshire
East Hardwick  West Yorkshire
Pontefract  West Yorkshire
Castleford  West Yorkshire
Allerton Bywater  West Yorkshire
Kippax  West Yorkshire
Leeds  West Yorkshire
Tadcaster  North Yorkshire
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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Current translation for Woodlands
  wood derived from wudu - wudu, earlier widu tree, trees collectively, forest, grove.
  lands derived from land - ground, earth or field
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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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Current translation for Campsall
  cam derived from cam - river cam
psall we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Pontefract
  pont derived from pont - bridge
efr we cannot translate at the moment
  ac derived from aac - an acorn or oak
t we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for East Hardwick
  east derived from east - east
  hard derived from heard - solid and firm
  wick derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
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Current translation for Pontefract
  pont derived from pont - bridge
efr we cannot translate at the moment
  ac derived from aac - an acorn or oak
t we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Castleford
  castle derived from cæster / castle - roman fortified town- from latin castrum or possibly a villa complex/or Norman for fortified place
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Allerton Bywater
  al derived from el - eel
l we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  by derived from by - near
  water derived from wæter - water
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Current translation for Kippax
K we cannot translate at the moment
  ip derived from yppe - a raised place, a lookout place
p we cannot translate at the moment
  ax derived from æsc - ash tree
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Current translation for Leeds
  leeds derived from hlæd / hlida - a pile or mound or agger / a ford
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Current translation for Tadcaster
  tad derived from tadige - toad
  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: 11/02/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps