41a - Silchester to Speen
(Ermine Street, Silchester to Speen)
commonly known as 'Ermine Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 41a starting near Reading in Hampshire ending near Newbury in West Berkshire ....

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 Woolhampton in Berkshire.

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 41a which goes from Silchester - Speen(Ermine Street, Silchester - Speen)commonly known as 'Ermine Street'.

Icon Key:
Roman Town Roman Villa
Roman Station
This route passes through the following locations.
Reading  Hampshire
Tadley  Hampshire
Reading  West Berkshire
Thatcham  West Berkshire
Newbury  West Berkshire
Current translation for Reading
  read derived from ræd - red or ruddy
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Tadley
  tad derived from tadige - toad
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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Current translation for Reading
  read derived from ræd - red or ruddy
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Thatcham
  thatch derived from þaca - thatch roofing
  ending in am derived from hjem - 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 Newbury
  new derived from niew - new
  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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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Calleva Atrebatum Roman Town Modern name is Silchester
Roman Town
Cunetio Roman Town Modern name is Mildenhall
Roman Villa
Leucomagus Roman Villa Modern name is East Anton, Andover
Roman Station
Spinae Roman Station Modern name is Speen
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Modern name is Wanborough


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