33b - Ixworth to Holme Next The Se
(Peddars Way , Ixworth to Holme next the se)
commonly known as 'Peddars Way'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 33b starting near Ringstead in Norfolk ending near Ixworth 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 Castle Acre in Norfolk.

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 33b which goes from Ixworth - Holme Next The Se(Peddars Way , Ixworth - Holme next the se)commonly known as 'Peddars Way'.

Icon Key:
Roman Major Fort
This route passes through the following locations.
Ringstead  Norfolk
Hunstanton  Norfolk
King's Lynn  Norfolk
Castle Acre  Norfolk
Swaffham  Norfolk
Saham Toney  Norfolk
Thetford  Norfolk
Norwich  Norfolk
Diss  Norfolk
Thetford  Suffolk
Bury Saint Edmunds  Suffolk
Ixworth  Suffolk
Current translation for Ringstead
  ring derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  stead derived from stæde - a place or pasture
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Current translation for Hunstanton
  hun derived from hæn - hen/chicken
  stan derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Kings Lynn
  kings derived from cyninge - the king's
  lynn derived from lean - a gift/reward
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Current translation for Castle Acre
  castle derived from cæster / castle - roman fortified town- from latin castrum or possibly a villa complex/or Norman for fortified place
  acre derived from æcer - a field, land which is sown, sown land
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Current translation for Swaffham
  swaff derived from swæþe - clothing
  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 Saham Toney
Saham we cannot translate at the moment
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  ending in ey derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
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Current translation for Thetford
  thet derived from þeod - a body of warriors, attached by personal service to the king
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Norwich
  nor derived from north - north
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
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Current translation for Diss
  diss derived from þes - place of demons
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Current translation for Thetford
  thet derived from þeod - a body of warriors, attached by personal service to the king
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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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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Current translation for Ixworth
  ix derived from IX/vicus - possibly derived from the Roman Ninth Legion Hispana/diminuitive of wick - small provincial roman town
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Major Fort
Branodunum Roman Major Fort Modern name is Brancaster
Roman Major Fort
Caister Roman Fort Roman Major Fort Modern name is Caister On Sea
Roman Major Fort
Gariannonum Roman Major Fort Modern name is Burgh Castle


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: 23/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps