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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 50.899394,-0.276259 in .
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 140 which goes from Barcombe Mills - Hardham(Barcombe Mills - Hardham).
Icon Key:
Roman Town
Roman Watch Tower
Roman Bloomery

140 - Barcombe Mills to Hardham
(Barcombe Mills to Hardham)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 140 starting near Lewes in East Sussex ending near Pulborough in West Sussex ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Lewes  East Sussex
Barcombe  East Sussex
Lewes  East Sussex
Hassocks  East Sussex
Ditchling  East Sussex
Keymer  West Sussex
Hassocks  West Sussex
Hurstpierpoint  West Sussex
Hassocks  West Sussex
Henfield  West Sussex
Steyning  West Sussex
Pulborough  West Sussex
Current translation for Lewes
  lewes derived from hlæw eas - an artificial or natural mound by a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Barcombe
  bar derived from bær - beer or a place where barley was grown
  combe derived from comb - a valley
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Lewes
  lewes derived from hlæw eas - an artificial or natural mound by a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hassocks
  hassocks derived from hassuc - coarse grass, a place where such grass grows
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Ditchling
  ditch derived from dik - a dyke, a mound or bank
  ling derived from nering - a defended village
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Keymer
  key derived from cai - wharf
  mer derived from mære - sea or lake (large body of water)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hassocks
  hassocks derived from hassuc - coarse grass, a place where such grass grows
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hurstpierpoint
  hurst derived from hyrst - A clearing in the Forest, most were settled after Domesday
  pier derived from pere - pear
  point derived from pynca - a point
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hassocks
  hassocks derived from hassuc - coarse grass, a place where such grass grows
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Henfield
  hen derived from hen - old
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Steyning
  steyn derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
  ing derived from nering - a defended village
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Pulborough
  pul derived from pull - a pool
  borough derived from burh - from Roman Burgus a small observation tower or one of Alfred the Great's fortifications
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
 
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Watch Tower
Castle Shaw Roman Watch Tower 
Roman Watch Tower
Iping Roman Station Roman Watch Tower Modern name is Iping
Roman Town
Noviomagus Regnorum Roman Town Modern name is Chichester
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Broadfield Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Brook House / Oxley Wood 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Cow Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Front Wood, Bevingford 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Garden Hill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Great Cansiron (Blacklands) Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Hempstead Wood 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Howbourne Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Limney Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Markly Wood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Newnham Park, Chillies Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oldlands Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pounsley Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Ridge Hill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Standen Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Walesbeech 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
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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