49 - Charmouth to Exeter
(Charmouth to Exeter)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 49 starting near Charmouth in Dorset ending near Exeter in Devon ....

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 Sidford in Devon.

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 49 which goes from Charmouth - Exeter(Charmouth - Exeter).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
Charmouth  Dorset
Bridport  Dorset
Lyme Regis  Dorset
Uplyme  Devon
Lyme Regis  Devon
Rousdon  Devon
Seaton  Devon
Colyton  Devon
Colyford  Devon
Seaton  Devon
Sidmouth  Devon
Sidford  Devon
Sidmouth  Devon
Newton Poppleford  
Sidmouth  Devon
Exeter  Devon
Aylesbeare  Devon
Exeter  Devon
Clyst Saint Mary  Devon
Exeter  Devon
Current translation for Charmouth
C we cannot translate at the moment
  har derived from here - an army, a host, multitude
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
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Current translation for Bridport
  brid derived from bridd - young birds, presumably a bird colony
  port derived from portus - a sea port/harbour
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Current translation for Lyme Regis
  lyme derived from læmen - made of clay, earthen
  ending in regis derived from regis - suffix from 1929 after visit by King George V - latin for 'of the king'
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Current translation for Uplyme
Up we cannot translate at the moment
  lyme derived from læmen - made of clay, earthen
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Current translation for Lyme Regis
  lyme derived from læmen - made of clay, earthen
  ending in regis derived from regis - suffix from 1929 after visit by King George V - latin for 'of the king'
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Current translation for Rousdon
Rou we cannot translate at the moment
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Seaton
  sea derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Colyton
  col derived from coln - river colne/pebble stones
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Colyford
  col derived from coln - river colne/pebble stones
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Seaton
  sea derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Sidmouth
  sid derived from sid - river sid
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
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Current translation for Sidford
  sid derived from sid - river sid
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Sidmouth
  sid derived from sid - river sid
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
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Current translation for Newton Poppleford
  new derived from niew - new
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
Popp we cannot translate at the moment
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Sidmouth
  sid derived from sid - river sid
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
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Current translation for Exeter
  ex derived from æc - oak tree
  ending in et derived from æg - æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
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Current translation for Aylesbeare
  ayles derived from ægles - eagles
beare we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Exeter
  ex derived from æc - oak tree
  ending in et derived from æg - æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
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Current translation for Clyst Saint Mary
C we cannot translate at the moment
  ly derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
  st derived from sanctus - saint
  saint derived from sanctus - saint
  mary derived from mary - saint mary
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Current translation for Exeter
  ex derived from æc - oak tree
  ending in et derived from æg - æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Durnovaria Roman Town Modern name is Dorchester
Roman Town
Isca Dumnoniorum Roman Town 


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