Roman Roads/Bloomeries in the South East centered on Wadhurst Sussex

Anglo Saxon
History
Map Position

This map is showing 'Roman Actual named locations ' centered on Wadhurst 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.

The bloomeries shown are taken from the Wealden Iron Research Group database

Major Roman locations are shown as icons, please click for more details.


 
Icon Key:
Roman Town Roman Major Fort
Roman Station Roman Port
Roman Bloomery
 

As you can see, a large number of the Roman Bloomeries are located fairly near the main Roman Roads or Trackways, this implies that the iron produced was carried via these routes to the nearest Port.

There is an argument that the main route for iron out of the Weald was via the Limden/Eastern Rother in Sussex, by looking at the main trackways and places named Street, these are marked as Purple lines on the map, with a centre at modern day Etchingham..

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 Wadhurst
  wad derived from waad - woad - blue dye
  hurst 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
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 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
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 Port
Bodiam Roman Port Modern name is Bodiam
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bardown Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bates Farm (Wittersham Manor) Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Beauport Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bodiam 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bodiam 2 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Broadfield Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Brook House / Oxley Wood 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Burnthouse Wood, Ludley Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bynes Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Chapel Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Church Farm Field Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Church Field, Old Place Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Coldharbour Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Cow Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Crowhurst Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Footlands Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Frankham, Mark Cross Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Front Wood, Bevingford 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Furnace Gill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Garden Hill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Glossams Place Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Godleys Field Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Great Cansiron (Blacklands) Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Great Warren Field Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Harrietsham Church Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Hempstead Wood 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Holbeanwood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Howbourne Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Huggit's Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Kitchenham Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Knowle Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Limney Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Farningham Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Farningham Farm 2 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Furnace Wood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Lovehurst Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Lower Crutches Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Magreed Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Markly Wood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Newnham Park, Chillies Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oakenden Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oaklands Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oldlands Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Petley Wood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Barn Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Barn 40 Acres Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Place Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pounsley Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Primrose Dell Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Ridge Hill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Romden Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Runhams Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Standen Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Tanyard Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Upper Wilting Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Walesbeech Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Westhawk Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 


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: 2016-06-20
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps