542 - Bath to Chavenage Green
(Bath to Chavenage Green)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 542 starting near Avon in Bath and North East Somerset ending near Tetbury in Gloucestershire ....

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 Old Sodbury in South Gloucestershire.

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 542 which goes from Bath - Chavenage Green(Bath to Chavenage Green).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
Avon  Bath and North East Somerset
Bath  Bath and North East Somerset
Lansdown  Bath and North East Somerset
Bath  Bath and North East Somerset
Bitton  
Bath  South Gloucestershire
Bristol  South Gloucestershire
Dyrham  South Gloucestershire
Chippenham  South Gloucestershire
Chipping Sodbury  South Gloucestershire
Bristol  South Gloucestershire
Badminton  South Gloucestershire
Wotton-under-Edge  Gloucestershire
Tetbury  Gloucestershire
Boxwell  Gloucestershire
Tetbury  Gloucestershire
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 Lansdown
L we cannot translate at the moment
  an derived from ƿan - Wetlands
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  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
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Current translation for Bitton
  bitt derived from byt - bottle or flagon
  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 Bristol
  bris derived from bræs - brass
  tol derived from tol - a manufacturing place
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Current translation for Dyrham
D we cannot translate at the moment
  yr derived from yr - the
  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 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 Chipping Sodbury
  chipping derived from ceapen - to trade, market
  sod derived from sæd - seed
  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 Bristol
  bris derived from bræs - brass
  tol derived from tol - a manufacturing place
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Current translation for Badminton
  bad derived from baed - bed or bath
  min derived from min - 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 Wotton Under Edge
  wot derived from wæt - wet, damp, moist
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  under derived from under - beneath or below
  edge derived from ecg - corner, edge or point
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Current translation for Tetbury
  tet derived from tæpped - wall or floor covering - carpet
  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 Boxwell
  box derived from buxus - box tree
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
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Current translation for Tetbury
  tet derived from tæpped - wall or floor covering - carpet
  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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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Cunetio Roman Town Modern name is Mildenhall
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


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: 03/10/2017
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps