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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 Rocester in Staffordshire.
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 181 which goes from Derby(little Chester) - Stoke On Trent(Derby(little Chester) - Stoke On Trent).
Icon Key:

181 - Derby(little Chester) to Stoke On Trent
(Derby(little Chester) to Stoke On Trent)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 181 starting near Derby in Derby ending near Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Derby  Derby
Mackworth  Derbyshire
Ashbourne  Derbyshire
Uttoxeter  
Rocester  Staffordshire
Uttoxeter  Staffordshire
Stoke-on-Trent  Staffordshire
Hollington  Staffordshire
Stoke-on-Trent  Staffordshire
Tean  Staffordshire
Stoke-on-Trent  Staffordshire
Blythe Bridge  Staffordshire
Stoke-on-Trent  Stoke-on-Trent
Newcastle-under-Lyme  Staffordshire
Current translation for Derby
  der derived from deor - any wild animal but usually deer
  ending in by|by derived from buð - shelter
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Derbei(Cheshire)
Derberie(Cheshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Mackworth
M we cannot translate at the moment
  ac derived from aac - oak trees
k we cannot translate at the moment
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Macheuorde(Derbyshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Ashbourne
  ash derived from æsc - ash trees
  bourne derived from burn - a brook or stream
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Esseburne(Derbyshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Uttoxeter
Utt we cannot translate at the moment
  ox derived from oxan - oxen
  eter derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Wotocheshede(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Rocester
  r derived from ere - person
o we cannot translate at the moment
  cester derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Rouecestre(Derbyshire)
Rowecestre(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Uttoxeter
Utt we cannot translate at the moment
  ox derived from oxan - oxen
  eter derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Wotocheshede(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Stoke On Trent
  stoke derived from stoc - a place, probably a farm or stockade
  on derived from on - near
  trent derived from trent - river trent
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stoche(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hollington
  holl derived from holl/hoh - cavern/a headland or promontory originally heel
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Holintun(Sussex)
Holintune(Derbyshire)
Horintone(Sussex)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Stoke On Trent
  stoke derived from stoc - a place, probably a farm or stockade
  on derived from on - near
  trent derived from trent - river trent
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stoche(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Tean
  tean derived from teon - place of construction
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Stoke On Trent
  stoke derived from stoc - a place, probably a farm or stockade
  on derived from on - near
  trent derived from trent - river trent
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stoche(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Blythe Bridge
  blythe derived from bliþ - sweet or pleasant
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Stoke On Trent
  stoke derived from stoc - a place, probably a farm or stockade
  on derived from on - near
  trent derived from trent - river trent
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stoche(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Newcastle Under Lyme
  new derived from niew - new
  castle derived from castellum - starting in castle were probably small Roman forts
  under derived from under - beneath or below
  lyme derived from læmen - made of clay, earthen
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
 
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Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name


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)
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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