33a - Chelmsford to Ixworth
(Peddars Way , Chelmsford to Ixworth)
commonly known as 'Peddars Way'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 33a starting near Chelmsford in Essex ending near Bury Saint Edmunds in Suffolk ....

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 Sudbury in Suffolk.

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 33a which goes from Chelmsford - Ixworth(Peddars Way , Chelmsford - Ixworth)commonly known as 'Peddars Way'.

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
Chelmsford  Essex
Braintree  Essex
Halstead  Essex
Sudbury  Essex
Bury Saint Edmunds  Suffolk
Current translation for Chelmsford
  chel derived from cel - a basket
  ms derived from mesan - eating
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Braintree
  brain derived from breneþ - burn, burning
  tree derived from treow - a tree
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Current translation for Halstead
  hal derived from hæl - healing
  stead derived from stæde - a place or pasture
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Current translation for Sudbury
  sud derived from suth - south
  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 Bury Saint Edmunds
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
  saint derived from sanctus - saint
  edmunds derived from edmund - a saint
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Verulamium Roman Town Modern name is St Albans


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: 12/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps