5D - Cirencester to High Cross
(Foss Way , Cirencester to High Cross)
commonly known as 'Foss Way'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 5D starting near Cirencester in Gloucestershire ending near Hinckley 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 Halford 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 5D which goes from Cirencester - High Cross(Foss Way , Cirencester - High Cross)commonly known as 'Foss Way'.

Icon Key:
Roman Town Roman Villa
This route passes through the following locations.
Cirencester  Gloucestershire
Cheltenham  Gloucestershire
Moreton-in-Marsh  Gloucestershire
Shipston-on-Stour  Warwickshire
Warwick  Warwickshire
Leamington Spa  Warwickshire
Rugby  Warwickshire
Coventry  Warwickshire
Rugby  Warwickshire
Hinckley  Leicestershire
Current translation for Cirencester
  ciren derived from cicen - chicken
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Cheltenham
  chelten derived from ciltern - the chiltern hills
  ham derived from hjem - 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 Moreton In Marsh
  more derived from mere - the sea - possibly an inlet
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  in derived from within - within
  marsh derived from mersc - a fen, bog or marsh
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Current translation for Shipston On Stour
  ship derived from scæp - sheep
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
  on derived from on - near
  stour derived from stour - river stour
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Current translation for Warwick
  war derived from wer - a wier
  wick derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
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Current translation for Leamington Spa
  leam derived from læmen - clay - earthenware
  ing derived from nering - to protect(fortified) - appears to show border posts as the Saxons expand.
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  spa derived from spa - after spa in belgium famous for chalybeate(iron rich) water
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Current translation for Rugby
  rugby derived from rocheberie - hroc a rook
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 Coventry
  coven derived from cofan - convent
  try derived from treow - a tree
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Current translation for Rugby
  rugby derived from rocheberie - hroc a rook
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 Hinckley
  hinck derived from hlinc - a bank forming a boundary
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Corinium Dobunnorum Roman Town Modern name is Cirencester
Roman Town
Alchester Roman Town 
Roman Town
Verulamium Roman Town Modern name is St Albans
Roman Villa
Villa Roman Villa 
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