Antonine Route number I
From the frontier(Antonine Wall) to Praetorio(Bridlington)

Anglo Saxon
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Map Position

This map shows the position of locations showing 'Roman Actual named locations ' containing 'Bremenio, Cataractoni, Corstopitum, Delgovicia, Derventione, Eburacum, Isurium, Praetorio, Vindomora, Vinovia' centered on Binchester in Durham.

Map Logic

This map shows the Antonine Route I
[From the frontier(Antonine Wall) to Praetorio(Bridlington) one-hundred and fifty-six thousand paces]

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


 
Icon Key:
Roman City Roman Major Fort
Roman Station
 

The Antonine Itinerary (Latin: Itinerarium Antonini Augusti, translates to 'The Itinerary of the Emperor Antoninus') is one of the first route guides, a record of the forts/towns and distances between them along various roman highways.

Published by Antoninus Pius(Titus Fulvus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius) who was emperor from 138AD to 161AD, the son of Hadrian who was Emperor from 117AD-138AD.

This was probably a military guide for Generals so they could plan their routes, and estimate times to reach remote locations in case of uprisings etc, and also for the Emperors to estimate where Generals were at any moment in time.

These guides were possibly derived from a survey carried out under Emperor Octavian(14AD - 37AD) who was later known as Augustus they describe the main roads of the Roman Empire.

The sections we are interested in are those from Iter Britanniarum(Britain).

These Guides are recorded as numerical routes.
  •     I From the frontier(Antonine Wall) to Praesidio(Bridlington)
  •    II From the Wall(Antonine) to the port of Rutupiae(Richborough)
  •   III From Londinium(London) to the port of Dubris(Dover)
  •    IV From Londinium(London) to the port of Lemanis(Port Lympne)
  •     V From Londinium(London) to Luguvalium(Carlisle) on the Wall
  •    VI From Londinium(London) to Lindum(Lincoln)
  •   VII From Regnorum(Chichester) to Londinium(London)
  •  VIII From Eburacum(York) to Londinium(London)
  •   IX From Venta Inecorum(Caistor St Edmunds) to Londinium(London)
  •     X From Clannoventa(Ravenglass) to Mediolanum(Whitchurch)
  •    XI From Segontium(Caernarfon) to Deva(Chester)
  •   XII From Moridunum(Carmarthen) to Viroconium(Wroxeter)
  •  XIII From Isca Silurum(Caerleon) to Calleva Atrebatum(Silchester)
  •  XIV From Isca Silurum(Caerleon) to Calleva Atrebatum(Silchester)
  •   XIV From Calleva(Silchester) to Isca Dumnoniorum()


The first of these shows a route from
Bremenio(High Rochester in Durham) to Praetorio(Bridlington - Yorkshire)


  • Bremenio (High Rochester - Northumberland) - a Roman fort
  • Corstopitum (Corbridge - Northumberland)
  • Vindomora (Ebchester - Durham)
  • Vinovia (Binchester - Durham)
  • Cataractoni (Catterick - North Yorkshire)
  • Isurium (Aldborough - North Yorkshire)
  • Eburacum (York - Yorkshire)
  • Derventione (Stamford Bridge - Yorkshire)
  • Delgovicia (Wetwang - Yorkshire)
  • Praetorio (Bridlington - Yorkshire)

 
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Station
Bremenio Roman Station Modern name is High Rochester
Roman Station
Cataractoni Roman Station Modern name is Catterick
Roman Major Fort
Corstopitum Roman Major Fort Modern name is Corbridge
Roman Station
Delgovicia Roman Station Modern name is Wetwang
Roman Station
Derventione Roman Station Modern name is Stamford Bridge
Roman Major Fort
Eburacum Roman Major Fort Modern name is York
Roman City
Isurium Roman City Modern name is Aldborough
Roman City
Praetorio Roman City Modern name is Bridlington
Roman Station
Vindomora Roman Station Modern name is Ebchester
Roman Station
Vinovia Roman Station Modern name is Binchester


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: 2017-05-10
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps