Roman Roads in the South Midlands centered on Offchurch Warwickshire

Anglo Saxon
History
Map Position

This map is showing 'Roman Actual named locations ' centered on Offchurch in Warwickshire.

Map Logic

This map shows Roman roads shown in black plotted from Ivan D Margary 'Roman Roads in Britain' published in 1955.

The red roads are taken from Ivan D Margary 'Roman ways in the Weald' published in 1948.

Major Roman locations are shown as icons, please click for the Roman name.


 
Icon Key:
Roman City Roman Town
Roman Villa Roman Major Fort
 

One or two of the plotted road routes may have slight alignment issues as places and names have changed over the last 60 years since the books were published, making it very difficult to match locations exactly.

Also shown is the Forest of Anderida in green, the high tide changes in the coastline shown in pale blue, and the 5 metre high tide mark on the rivers shown in dark blue. Between Brighton and Eastbourne are shown an estimated additional land mass, based on the current cliff erosion rates.

For the rivers, the 5 metre mark is shown however the tidal reach could be further inland due to the back pressure from the rivers upstream.

Purple lines show proposed changes/potential new Roman Roads based on the landscape/satellite features.

 
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman City
Londinium Roman City Modern name is London
Roman Major Fort
Branodunum Roman Major Fort Modern name is Brancaster
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Modern name is Wanborough
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
Roman Town
Dorchester on Thames Roman Town 
Roman Major Fort
Caister Roman Fort Roman Major Fort Modern name is Caister On Sea
Roman Major Fort
Gariannonum Roman Major Fort Modern name is Burgh Castle


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: 2015-06-20
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps