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Map Position
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 51.91963,-1.24586 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 161 which goes from Ash Bank, Kirtlington - Fritwell(Ash Bank, Kirtlington - Fritwell).
Icon Key:
Roman Town

161 - Ash Bank, Kirtlington to Fritwell
(Ash Bank, Kirtlington to Fritwell)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 161 starting near Kidlington in Oxfordshire ending near Fritwell in Oxfordshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Kidlington  Oxfordshire
Bicester  Oxfordshire
Fritwell  Oxfordshire
Current translation for Kidlington
  kid derived from cæd - a boat
  ling derived from nering - a defended village
  ton derived from dun - a mountain or hill
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Bicester
  bi derived from bærn - barn
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Fritwell
Fr we cannot translate at the moment
  i derived from iw - yew
t we cannot translate at the moment
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
 
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Alchester Roman Town 


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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