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This map is showing 'Roman Implied, Roman Actual named locations ' of type 'Roman City, Roman Town, Roman Villa, Roman Major Fort, Roman Watch Tower, Roman Port, Roman Bloomery' centered on Tilmanstone in Kent.
Map Logic
This map shows Roman roads shown in black derived from Ivan D Margary 'Roman Roads in Britain' published in 1955. These maps are plotted as accurately as is possible from the books. There are problems with mapping 50 years later as there have been significant road and town changes which have hidden some of the original places mentioned in the texts.

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

Major Roman locations are shown as icons, please click the icon for the modern location and its Roman name.

This map shows the Roman Road course described by Ivan D Margary as 100 which goes from Richborough - Dover(Richborough - Dover).
Icon Key:
Roman Town
Roman Major Fort
Roman Bloomery

100 - Richborough to Dover
(Richborough to Dover)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 100 starting near Ash in Kent ending near Dover in Kent ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Ash  Kent
Sandwich  Kent
Woodnesborough  Kent
Deal  Kent
Dover  Kent
Current translation for Ash
  ash derived from æsc - ash trees
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Aisse(Dorset)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Sandwich
  sand derived from sand - sand
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Sandwic(Kent)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Woodnesborough
  wood derived from wudu - wudu, earlier widu tree, trees collectively, forest, grove.
  nes derived from næsse - promentory, headland or cape
  borough derived from burh - from Roman Burgus a roman signalling place or one of Alfred the Great's fortifications
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Gollesberge(Kent)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Deal
  deal derived from adælan - to divide/separate
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Dover
  dover derived from dofere - dubras , the waters
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Doveram(Kent)
Place name translation provided by
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name
Roman Major Fort
Dubris Roman Major Fort Kent Modern name is Dover
Roman Town
Durovernum Roman Town  Modern name is Canterbury
Roman Town
Portus Dubris Roman Town  Modern name is Dover
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Westhawk Farm 1 Roman Bloomery  
Roman Major Fort
Rutupiae Roman Major Fort Kent Modern name is Richborough

External References in no particular order :-
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)
Runetree Beowulf
Bayeux Tapestry Online
The Secrets of the Norman Invasion
Chronicles of John of Worcester
Battle Historic Society
Binsted village website(Mearcredesburnan Steðe)
The Spears of Andred
Find British Archaelogical Sites
Wealden Iron Research Group
Topographic Map of the UK


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Author: Simon M - Last Updated: 13/03/2024 13:12
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