4a - London to Silchester
(London to Silchester)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 4a starting near London in Greater London ending near Reading in Hampshire ....

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 Egham in Surrey.

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 4a which goes from London - Silchester(London - Silchester).

Icon Key:
Roman City Roman Town
Roman Villa Roman Major Fort
Roman Station Roman Bloomery
This route passes through the following locations.
London  Greater London
Brentford  Greater London
Isleworth  Greater London
Feltham  Greater London
Staines-upon-Thames  Surrey
Egham  Surrey
Englefield Green  Surrey
Sunningdale  Surrey
Bagshot  Surrey
Winkfield Row  Bracknell Forest
Crowthorne  Bracknell Forest
Wokingham  Wokingham
Farley Hill  Wokingham
Reading  
Current translation for London
  london derived from lunden burh - from roman londinium
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Current translation for Brentford
  brent derived from brent - river brent
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Isleworth
  isle derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
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Current translation for Feltham
  felt derived from felt - a saddle cloth
  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 Staines Upon Thames
  staines derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
  upon derived from on - near
T we cannot translate at the moment
  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.
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
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Current translation for Egham
  starting in eg derived from æg - æg an island also eye, ye, sea
  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 Englefield Green
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
g we cannot translate at the moment
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
  green derived from grene - grassy
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Current translation for Sunningdale
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
unn we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  dale derived from dæl - valley
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Current translation for Bagshot
  bag derived from baeg - a collar
  shot derived from sprot - a course kind of rush
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Current translation for Winkfield Row
  win derived from win / wein - a pasture / wine
k we cannot translate at the moment
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
  row derived from ræw - edge or border
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Current translation for Crowthorne
  crow derived from craw/crog - a crow the bird/a small bottle - amphora
  thorne derived from þorn - a thorn
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Current translation for Wokingham
Wo we cannot translate at the moment
  king derived from cyninge - the king's
  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 Farley Hill
F we cannot translate at the moment
  arl derived from æl/ar - æl/ar el - modern day eel/copper or oar people of
  ey derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  hill derived from hyll - a hill
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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.
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman City
Londinium Roman City Modern name is London
Roman Town
Calleva Atrebatum Roman Town Modern name is Silchester
Roman Station
Iping Roman Station Roman Station Modern name is Iping
Roman Town
Venta Belgarum Roman Town Modern name is Winchester
Roman Town
Durovernum Roman Town Modern name is Canterbury
Roman Major Fort
Portus Lemanis Roman Major Fort Modern name is Port Lympne
Roman Town
Durobrivae Roman Town Modern name is Rochester
Roman Town
Sorbiodunum Roman Town Modern name is Old Sarum
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 Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bardown Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bates Farm (Wittersham Manor) Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Broadfield Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Brook House / Oxley Wood 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Chapel Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Coldharbour Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Cow Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Frankham, Mark Cross Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Garden Hill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Great Cansiron (Blacklands) Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Harrietsham Church Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Holbeanwood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Huggit's Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Limney Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Farningham Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Farningham Farm 2 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Lovehurst Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Newnham Park, Chillies Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oakenden Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oldlands Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Place Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Ridge Hill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Romden Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Runhams Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Standen Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Tanyard Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Walesbeech Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Westhawk Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Modern name is Wanborough
Roman Town
Corinium Dobunnorum Roman Town Modern name is Cirencester
Roman Town
Verlucio Roman Town Modern name is Sandy Lane
Roman Town
Verulamium Roman Town Modern name is St Albans
Roman Villa
Villa Roman Villa 
Roman Town
Dorchester on Thames 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