2b - Braughing to Chesterton
(Braughing to Chesterton)
commonly known as 'Ermine Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 2b starting near Braughing in Hertfordshire ending near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire ....

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 Royston in Cambridgeshire.

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 2b which goes from Braughing - Chesterton(Braughing - Chesterton)commonly known as 'Ermine 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.
Braughing  Hertfordshire
Buntingford  Hertfordshire
Royston  Hertfordshire
Bassingbourn  Cambridgeshire
Royston  Cambridgeshire
Arrington  Cambridgeshire
Royston  Cambridgeshire
Longstowe  Cambridgeshire
Caxton  Cambridgeshire
Cambridge  Cambridgeshire
Papworth Trust  Cambridgeshire
Papworth Everard  Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Godmanchester  Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Great Stukeley  Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Little Stukeley  Cambridgeshire
Alconbury  Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Sawtry  Cambridgeshire
Peterborough  Cambridgeshire
Stilton  Cambridgeshire
Peterborough  Cambridgeshire
Current translation for Braughing
Braugh we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
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Current translation for Buntingford
  bunt derived from brant - high, deep, steep, difficult,
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Royston
Ro we cannot translate at the moment
  y derived from y - the
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Bassingbourn
  bas derived from basu - a type of scarlet robe
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  bourn derived from burn - a brook or stream
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Current translation for Royston
Ro we cannot translate at the moment
  y derived from y - the
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Arrington
  ar derived from ar - on or over
  ring 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 Royston
Ro we cannot translate at the moment
  y derived from y - the
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Longstowe
  long derived from lange - long
  stowe derived from stow - a place possibly holy
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Current translation for Caxton
C we cannot translate at the moment
  ax derived from æsc - ash tree
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Cambridge
  cam derived from cam - river cam
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
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Current translation for Papworth Trust
Pap we cannot translate at the moment
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
T we cannot translate at the moment
  rust derived from roest - rust probably from the colour of the water
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Current translation for Papworth Everard
Pap we cannot translate at the moment
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
Ev we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  ard derived from arad - to ride
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Current translation for Huntingdon
  hun derived from hæn - hen/chicken
t we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Godmanchester
  god derived from god - good
  man derived from mann - man
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Huntingdon
  hun derived from hæn - hen/chicken
t we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Great Stukeley
  great derived from great - big, tall, thick, stout, massive; coarse
  st derived from sanctus - saint
uke 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 Huntingdon
  hun derived from hæn - hen/chicken
t we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Little Stukeley
  little derived from lytel - little, small
  st derived from sanctus - saint
uke 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 Alconbury
  al derived from el - eel
c we cannot translate at the moment
  on derived from on - near
  bury derived from burh/beorg/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 Huntingdon
  hun derived from hæn - hen/chicken
t we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Sawtry
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
aw we cannot translate at the moment
  try derived from treow - a tree
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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 Stilton
  starting in st derived from sanctus - saint
  il derived from ildu - old
  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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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: 14/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps