4f - Dorchester to Exeter
(Dorchester to Exeter)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 4f starting near Dorchester 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 Charmouth in Dorset.

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 4f which goes from Dorchester - Exeter(Dorchester - Exeter).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
Dorchester  Dorset
Bridport  Dorset
Morcombelake  Dorset
Bridport  Dorset
Charmouth  Dorset
Bridport  Dorset
Axminster  Devon
Honiton  Devon
Wilmington  Devon
Honiton  Devon
Fenny Bridges  Devon
Ottery Saint Mary  Devon
Exeter  Devon
Current translation for Dorchester
  dor derived from dora/dor - a bumble bee/door
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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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 Morcombelake
  mor derived from mor - a moor, waste and damp land
  combe derived from comb - a valley
  lake derived from lacu - a lake or pond
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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 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 Axminster
  ax derived from æsc - ash tree
  minster derived from minster - large church or monastry
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Current translation for Honiton
  honi derived from haen - a hen - chicken
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Wilmington
  wilm derived from wylm - steam or vapour - misty
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Honiton
  honi derived from haen - a hen - chicken
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Fenny Bridges
  fen derived from fenn - a fen
n we cannot translate at the moment
  y derived from y - the
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
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Current translation for Ottery Saint Mary
  ottery derived from otor - an otter
  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
Venta Belgarum Roman Town Modern name is Winchester
Roman Town
Clausentum Roman Town Modern name is Bitterne
Roman Town
Sorbiodunum Roman Town Modern name is Old Sarum
Roman Town
Vindocladia Roman Town Modern name is Badbury Rings
Roman Town
Durnovaria Roman Town Modern name is Dorchester
Roman Town
Lendiniae Roman Town Modern name is Ilchester
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: 22/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps