52 - Bath to Frome
(Bath to Frome)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 52 starting near Avon in Bath and North East Somerset ending near Laverton 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 Midford 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 52 which goes from Bath - Frome(Bath - Frome).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
Avon  Bath and North East Somerset
Bath  Bath and North East Somerset
Combe Down  Bath and North East Somerset
Bath  Bath and North East Somerset
Hinton Charterhouse  Bath and North East Somerset
Bath  Bath and North East Somerset
Laverton  Somerset
Current translation for Avon
  avon derived from afon - the river avon
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Current translation for Bath
  bath derived from bæþ - bath - usually associated with natural warm springs
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Current translation for Combe Down
  combe derived from comb - a valley
  down derived from dun/dune - a hill, mountain
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Current translation for Bath
  bath derived from bæþ - bath - usually associated with natural warm springs
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Hinton Charterhouse
  hin derived from hæn - hen/chicken
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
C we cannot translate at the moment
  hart derived from heort - a male deer or stag
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  house derived from hus - dwelling, shelter, house - from Proto-Germanic *husan
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Current translation for Bath
  bath derived from bæþ - bath - usually associated with natural warm springs
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Laverton
Lav we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Aquae Sulis Roman Town Modern name is Bath
Roman Town
Verlucio Roman Town Modern name is Sandy Lane


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