Anglo Saxon History
Map Position

This map is showing 'Roman Implied, Roman Actual named locations ' of type 'Roman City, Roman Town, Roman Villa, Roman Major Fort, Roman Station, Roman Port, Roman Bloomery' centered on 51.96557,-1.25224 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 161a which goes from Port Way, Kirtlington - Aynho(Port Way, Kirtlington - Aynho).

Icon Key:
Roman City
Roman Town

161a - Port Way, Kirtlington to Aynho
(Port Way, Kirtlington to Aynho)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 161a starting near Kidlington in Oxfordshire ending near Aynho in Northamptonshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Kidlington  Oxfordshire
Bicester  Oxfordshire
Aynho  Northamptonshire
Current translation for Kidlington
  kid derived from cæd - a boat
  ling derived from el ænge - people of a troubled or narrow(possibly fortified border/boundary villages)
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Bicester
  bi derived from bærn - barn
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Aynho
A we cannot translate at the moment
  yn derived from yn - in
  ho derived from hus - short for house - dwelling, shelter, house - from Proto-Germanic *husan
Place name translation provided by
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Alchester Roman Town 
Roman City
Stowe Park Roman City 

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)
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


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Author: Simon M - Last Updated: 08/04/2019 14:01
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