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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 Hoath 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 110 which goes from Sturrey - Reculver(Sturrey - Reculver).
Icon Key:
Roman Town
Roman Major Fort
Roman Bloomery

110 - Sturrey to Reculver
(Sturrey to Reculver)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 110 starting near Sturry in Kent ending near Reculver in Kent ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Sturry  Kent
Canterbury  Kent
Hoath  Kent
Herne Bay  Kent
Reculver  Kent
Current translation for Sturry
  starting in st derived from sanctus - saint
u we cannot translate at the moment
  r derived from ere - person
  r derived from ere - person
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Esturai(Kent)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Canterbury
  canter derived from cantwara - the tribe occupying kent pre saxon
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Cantuari(Kent)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Hoath
  hoath derived from hæþ - heath or wasteland where heather grows
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Herne Bay
  herne derived from ern - eagle
  bay derived from baie - a bay
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Reculver
  r derived from ere - person
eculv we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ere - a person
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Roculf(Kent)
Place name translation provided by
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name
Roman Town
Durovernum Roman Town  Modern name is Canterbury
Roman Major Fort
Regulbium Roman Major Fort  Modern name is Reculver
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Tanyard Farm 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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