Roman Roads and possible forts near Alkborough Lincolnshire
Anglo Saxon History
This map shows the position of locations containing 'Bremenivm, Cataractonivm, Corstopitvm, Delgovicia, Derventio Brigantium, Ebracvm, Isurivm, Petuaria, Vindomora, Vinovivm, stamford bridge' centered on Alkborough in Lincolnshire.
This map shows Roman roads shown in black plotted from Ivan D Margary 'Roman Roads in Britain'
published in 1955.
Major Roman locations are shown as icons, please click for the Roman name.
The blue shaded areas show the approximate extent of the 5 metre high tide level which would have been effective in these times.
This map is intended to show the Roman roads around the Humber Estuary, showing the sea influx if the 5 metre
is the limit of the high tide for Roman times, which I believe I can prove here.
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.
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 potential new Roman Roads based on the landscape/satellite features.
Current translation for Alkborough
alk derived from
alþes - ale
borough derived from
burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts