51 - Ilchester to Puriton
(Ilchester to Polden Hills to Puriton)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 51 starting near Ilchester in Somerset ending near Dunball in Somerset ....

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 Compton Dundon in Somerset.

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 51 which goes from Ilchester - Puriton(Ilchester - Polden Hills - Puriton).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
Ilchester  Somerset
Yeovil  Somerset
Somerton  Somerset
Littleton  Somerset
Somerton  Somerset
Glastonbury  Somerset
Ashcott  Somerset
Bridgwater  Somerset
Bawdrip  Somerset
Woolavington  Somerset
Bridgwater  Somerset
Dunball  Somerset
Current translation for Ilchester
  il derived from ildu - old
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Yeovil
  yeovil derived from gæfel - implement fork
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Current translation for Somerton
  somer derived from sumer - summer or harvest
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Littleton
  little derived from lytel - little, small
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Somerton
  somer derived from sumer - summer or harvest
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Glastonbury
  gla derived from glæs - glass
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
  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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Current translation for Ashcott
  ash derived from æsc - ash tree
  cott derived from cotlyf - a small village
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Current translation for Bridgwater
  bridg derived from bricge - a bridge
  water derived from wæter - water
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Current translation for Bawdrip
  baw derived from bær/bar - a pasture/a boar
dr we cannot translate at the moment
  ip derived from yppe - a raised place, a lookout place
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Current translation for Woolavington
  wool derived from wul - wool
av we cannot translate at the moment
  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 Bridgwater
  bridg derived from bricge - a bridge
  water derived from wæter - water
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Current translation for Dunball
  du derived from du - black or dark
nball we cannot translate at the moment
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Lendiniae Roman Town Modern name is Ilchester


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