57a - Huntingdon to Leicester
(Huntingdon to Leicester)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 57a starting near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire ending near Leicester in Leicestershire ....

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 Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire.

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 57a which goes from Huntingdon - Leicester(Huntingdon - Leicester).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Buckworth  Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Old Weston  Cambridgeshire
Kettering  Northamptonshire
Titchmarsh  Northamptonshire
Kettering  Northamptonshire
Aldwincle  Northamptonshire
Kettering  Northamptonshire
Brigstock  Northamptonshire
Kettering  Northamptonshire
Corby  Northamptonshire
Cottingham  Northamptonshire
Middleton  Northamptonshire
Market Harborough  Northamptonshire
Medbourne  Leicestershire
Market Harborough  Leicestershire
Leicester  Leicestershire
Current translation for Huntingdon
  hun derived from hæn - hen/chicken
t we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Buckworth
  buck derived from buc - a male deer
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
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Current translation for Huntingdon
  hun derived from hæn - hen/chicken
t we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Old Weston
  old derived from eald - old or ancient
We we cannot translate at the moment
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Kettering
Kette we cannot translate at the moment
  ring derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
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Current translation for Titchmarsh
  titch derived from ticen - a small goad - kid
  marsh derived from mersc - a fen, bog or marsh
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Current translation for Kettering
Kette we cannot translate at the moment
  ring derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
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Current translation for Aldwincle
  ald derived from eald - old or ancient or fire
  win derived from win / wein - a pasture / wine
c we cannot translate at the moment
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
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Current translation for Kettering
Kette we cannot translate at the moment
  ring derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
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Current translation for Brigstock
Brig we cannot translate at the moment
  st derived from sanctus - saint
  ock derived from aac - an acorn or oak
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Current translation for Kettering
Kette we cannot translate at the moment
  ring derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
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Current translation for Corby
  cor derived from cor - river cor
  by derived from by - near
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Current translation for Cottingham
  cott derived from cotlyf - a small village
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  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 Middleton
  middle derived from middel - the middle - between
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Market Harborough
  market derived from market - a title of a location created during the 1300's when Edward I created market towns
  har derived from here - an army, a host, multitude
  borough derived from burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts
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Current translation for Medbourne
Med we cannot translate at the moment
  bourne derived from burn - a brook or stream
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Current translation for Market Harborough
  market derived from market - a title of a location created during the 1300's when Edward I created market towns
  har derived from here - an army, a host, multitude
  borough derived from burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts
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Current translation for Leicester
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  i derived from iw - yew
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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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: 14/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps