56b - Eatington to Droitwich
(Eatington to Droitwich)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 56b starting near Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire ending near Droitwich Spa in Worcestershire ....

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 52.20184,-1.78932 in Warwickshire.

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 56b which goes from Eatington - Droitwich(Eatington - Droitwich).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
Stratford-upon-Avon  Warwickshire
Goldicote  Warwickshire
Stratford-upon-Avon  Warwickshire
Alcester  Warwickshire
Haselor  Warwickshire
Alcester  Warwickshire
Oversley Green  Warwickshire
Alcester  Warwickshire
Redditch  Worcestershire
Astwood Bank  Worcestershire
Redditch  Worcestershire
Droitwich  Worcestershire
Droitwich Spa  Worcestershire
Current translation for Stratford Upon Avon
  strat derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
  upon derived from on - near
  avon derived from afon - the river avon
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Current translation for Goldicote
  gold derived from gold/geld - metal/castrate - possibly means horses here
  i derived from iw - yew
  cot derived from cotlyf - a small village
e we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Stratford Upon Avon
  strat derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
  upon derived from on - near
  avon derived from afon - the river avon
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Current translation for Alcester
  al derived from el - eel
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Haselor
Ha we cannot translate at the moment
  sel derived from sealh - willow tree
  or derived from or - one or the other
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Current translation for Alcester
  al derived from el - eel
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Oversley Green
  over derived from ofer - an edge, border, margin
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
  green derived from grene - grassy
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Current translation for Alcester
  al derived from el - eel
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Redditch
Red we cannot translate at the moment
  ditch derived from dik - a dyke, a mound or bank
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Current translation for Astwood Bank
  ast derived from east - est
  wood derived from wudu - wudu, earlier widu tree, trees collectively, forest, grove.
  bank derived from banc - a bench, bank, hillock or tumulus tumulus
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Current translation for Redditch
Red we cannot translate at the moment
  ditch derived from dik - a dyke, a mound or bank
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Current translation for Droitwich
Dro we cannot translate at the moment
  i derived from iw - yew
t we cannot translate at the moment
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
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Current translation for Droitwich Spa
Dro we cannot translate at the moment
  i derived from iw - yew
t we cannot translate at the moment
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
  spa derived from spa - after spa in belgium famous for chalybeate(iron rich) water
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Lactodurum Roman Town Modern name is Towcester


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: 12/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps