57b - Leicester to Mancetter
(Leicester to Mancetter)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 57b starting near Atherstone in Warwickshire 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 Leicester Forest East in Leicestershire.

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 57b which goes from Leicester - Mancetter(Leicester - Mancetter).

Icon Key:
 Unknown Town
Village Ward/Hamlet
Farm/House Wood
River/Lake Lane/Road
Valley Hill
Roman City Roman Town
Roman Villa Roman Major Fort
Roman Station Norman Ships
Saxon Port Saxon Fort
Norman Fort Battle Site
Roman Port Roman Bloomery
Saxon Landing
This route passes through the following locations.
Atherstone  Warwickshire
Nuneaton  Leicestershire
Kirkby Mallory  Leicestershire
Peckleton  Leicestershire
Leicester  Leicestershire
Leicester Forest East  Leicestershire
Leicester  Leicestershire
Leicester Forest East  Leicestershire
Leicester  Leicestershire
Current translation for Atherstone
At we cannot translate at the moment
  herst derived from here stæþ - here meaning army and stæþ meaning a place(or stay) pronounced herestath, most seem to be later than Domesday and are found in a forested area
one we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Nuneaton
Nuneat we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in on derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Kirkby Mallory
  kirk derived from kirkja - church
  by derived from by - near
  mal derived from melu - flour
l we cannot translate at the moment
  or derived from or - one or the other
  y derived from y - the
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Current translation for Peckleton
  peck derived from pic - pitch
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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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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Current translation for Leicester Forest East
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  i derived from iw - yew
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
  forest derived from forest - an area for royal hunting
  east derived from east - east
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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
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Leicester Forest East
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  i derived from iw - yew
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
  forest derived from forest - an area for royal hunting
  east derived from east - east
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Leicester
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  i derived from iw - yew
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
 
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name


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