2c - Chesterton to Lincoln
(Chesterton to Lincoln)
commonly known as 'Ermine Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 2c starting near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire ending near Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 2c which goes from Chesterton - Lincoln(Chesterton - Lincoln)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.
Peterborough  Cambridgeshire
Stamford  Rutland
Oakham  Rutland
South Witham  Lincolnshire
Colsterworth  Lincolnshire
Grantham  Lincolnshire
Ancaster  Lincolnshire
Sleaford  Lincolnshire
Lincoln  Lincolnshire
Navenby  Lincolnshire
Lincoln  Lincolnshire
Waddington  Lincolnshire
Bracebridge Heath  Lincolnshire
Lincoln  Lincolnshire
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 Stamford
  starting in st derived from sanctus - saint
  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.
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Oakham
  oak derived from aac - oak tree
  ham derived from hæme - 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.
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Current translation for South Witham
  south derived from suth - south
  with derived from wiðie - a withy - willow band
  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.
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Current translation for Colsterworth
  col derived from coln - river colne/pebble stones
  ster derived from bustaðr - dwelling place
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
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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.
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Current translation for Ancaster
  an derived from ƿan - Wetlands
  caster derived from cæster - roman fortified town- from latin castrum
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Current translation for Sleaford
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  lea derived from leah - woodland clearing
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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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 Navenby
Nav we cannot translate at the moment
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
  by derived from by - near
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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 Waddington
  wad derived from waad - woad - blue dye
d we cannot translate at the moment
  ing 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 Bracebridge Heath
  bra derived from bræst - brass
ce we cannot translate at the moment
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
  heath derived from hæþ - heath or wasteland where heather grows
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Current translation for Lincoln
  lin derived from lin/lind - flax/lime tree
  coln derived from coln - a pebble or stone
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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