Roman Roads in the South East centered on Crawley Sussex

Anglo Saxon
History
Map Position

This map is showing 'Roman Actual named locations ' centered on Crawley in Sussex.

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
Roman Station Roman Port
 

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.

Current translation for Crawley
  craw derived from crawe - the bird - crow
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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
Roman City
Londinium Roman City Modern name is London
Roman Town
Calleva Atrebatum Roman Town Modern name is Silchester
Roman Town
Noviomagus Reginorum Roman Town Modern name is Chichester
Roman Station
Iping Roman Station Roman Station Modern name is Iping
Roman Town
Venta Belgarum Roman Town Modern name is Winchester
Roman Town
Clausentum Roman Town Modern name is Bitterne
Roman Town
Durovernum Roman Town Modern name is Canterbury
Roman Major Fort
Regulbium Roman Major Fort Modern name is Reculver
Roman Major Fort
Rutupiae Roman Major Fort Modern name is Richborough
Roman Town
Dubris Roman Town Modern name is Dover
Roman Major Fort
Portus Lemanis Roman Major Fort Modern name is Port Lympne
Roman Town
Durobrivae Roman Town Modern name is Rochester
Roman Major Fort
Anderida Roman Major Fort Modern name is Pevensey
Roman Town
Sorbiodunum Roman Town Modern name is Old Sarum
Roman Town
Cunetio Roman Town Modern name is Mildenhall
Roman Villa
Leucomagus Roman Villa Modern name is East Anton, Andover
Roman Town
Vindocladia Roman Town Modern name is Badbury Rings
Roman Port
Bodiam Roman Port Modern name is Bodiam
Roman Station
Spinae Roman Station Modern name is Speen
Roman Town
Durnovaria Roman Town Modern name is Dorchester
Roman Town
Lendiniae Roman Town Modern name is Ilchester
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Modern name is Wanborough
Roman Town
Aquae Sulis Roman Town Modern name is Bath
Roman Town
Corinium Dobunnorum Roman Town Modern name is Cirencester
Roman Town
Verlucio Roman Town Modern name is Sandy Lane
Roman Town
Alchester Roman Town 
Roman Town
Verulamium Roman Town Modern name is St Albans
Roman Villa
Villa Roman Villa 
Roman Town
Dorchester on Thames Roman Town 


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

 

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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