53 - Speen to Bath
(Speen to Bath)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 53 starting near Newbury in West Berkshire ending near Avon in Bath and North East 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 Calstone Wellington in Wiltshire.

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 53 which goes from Speen - Bath(Speen - Bath).

Icon Key:
Roman Town Roman Villa
Roman Station
This route passes through the following locations.
Newbury  West Berkshire
Newtown  West Berkshire
Hungerford  West Berkshire
Ramsbury  Wiltshire
Marlborough  Wiltshire
Mildenhall  Wiltshire
Marlborough  Wiltshire
Calne  Wiltshire
Devizes  Wiltshire
Calne  Wiltshire
Chippenham  Wiltshire
Beanacre  Wiltshire
Whitley  Wiltshire
Neston  Wiltshire
Corsham  Wiltshire
Bradford-on-Avon  Wiltshire
Bathford  Bath and North East Somerset
Batheaston  Bath and North East Somerset
Bath  Bath and North East Somerset
Avon  Bath and North East Somerset
Current translation for Newbury
  new derived from niew - new
  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 Newtown
  new derived from niew - new
  town derived from tun - an enclosed piece of ground, a yard, court
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Current translation for Hungerford
  hunger derived from hanga - a slope
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Ramsbury
Ra we cannot translate at the moment
  ms derived from mesan - eating
  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 Marlborough
  marl derived from marl/mærel - a type of limestone/A rope for mooring a ship
  borough derived from burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts
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Current translation for Mildenhall
M we cannot translate at the moment
  il derived from ildu - old
  den derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
  hall derived from heall - a hall or large building
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Current translation for Marlborough
  marl derived from marl/mærel - a type of limestone/A rope for mooring a ship
  borough derived from burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts
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Current translation for Calne
  calne derived from calan - cold
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Current translation for Devizes
  devizes derived from divisas - latin boundary
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Current translation for Calne
  calne derived from calan - cold
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Current translation for Chippenham
  chipp derived from ceap - good price - market
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
  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 Beanacre
Be we cannot translate at the moment
  an derived from ƿan - Wetlands
  acre derived from æcer - a field, land which is sown, sown land
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Current translation for Whitley
  whit derived from wæt - wet, damp, moist
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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Current translation for Neston
  ne derived from niew - new
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Corsham
  cors derived from cærse - watercress
  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 Bradford On Avon
  brad derived from brad - broad
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
  on derived from on - near
  avon derived from afon - the river avon
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Current translation for Bathford
  bath derived from bæþ - bath - usually associated with natural warm springs
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Batheaston
  bath derived from bæþ - bath - usually associated with natural warm springs
  east derived from east - east
  on derived from on - near
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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 Avon
  avon derived from afon - the river avon
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
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
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 Town
Lendiniae Roman Town Modern name is Ilchester
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Modern name is Wanborough
Roman Town
Aquae Sulis Roman Town Modern name is Bath
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: 22/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps