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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 Birmingham in West Midlands.
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 18b which goes from Alcester - Wall(Alcester - Wall)commonly known as 'Ryknild Street'.
Icon Key:

18b - Alcester to Wall
(Alcester to Wall)
commonly known as 'Ryknild Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 18b starting near Alcester in Warwickshire ending near Wall in Staffordshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Alcester  Warwickshire
Coughton  Warwickshire
Alcester  Warwickshire
Studley  Warwickshire
Redditch  Worcestershire
Birmingham  Worcestershire
Alvechurch  Worcestershire
Birmingham  Worcestershire
Sutton Coldfield  West Midlands
Little Aston  Staffordshire
Shenstone  Staffordshire
Lichfield  Staffordshire
Wall  Staffordshire
Current translation for Alcester
  al derived from el - eel
  cester derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Coughton
Cough we cannot translate at the moment
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Coctune(Warwickshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Alcester
  al derived from el - eel
  cester derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Studley
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
  tud derived from tude - a shield
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Stodlege(Dorset)
Stodlei(Warwickshire)
Stollai(Yorkshire)
Stollei(Yorkshire)
Stolleia(Yorkshire)
Surland(Warwickshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Redditch
  r derived from ere - person
ed we cannot translate at the moment
  ditch derived from dic - a dyke, a mound or bank
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Birmingham
  bi derived from bærn - barn
  r derived from ere - person
m we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
  ham derived from hamm - Denotes a piece of land surrounded with paling, wicker-work, etc., and so defended against water, which would otherwise wash it away, so a valley settlement or settlement with a jetty.
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Berchelai(Worcestershire)
Bermingeham(Warwickshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Alvechurch
  al derived from el - eel
ve we cannot translate at the moment
  church derived from cirice - burial ground
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Alvievecherche(Worcestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Birmingham
  bi derived from bærn - barn
  r derived from ere - person
m we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
  ham derived from hamm - Denotes a piece of land surrounded with paling, wicker-work, etc., and so defended against water, which would otherwise wash it away, so a valley settlement or settlement with a jetty.
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Berchelai(Worcestershire)
Bermingeham(Warwickshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Sutton Coldfield
  sut derived from suþ - south
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
  cold derived from ceald - cold - usually meaning abandoned roman location
  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 Little Aston
  little derived from lytel - little, small
A we cannot translate at the moment
  ston derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Shenstone
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
  hen derived from hen - old
  stone derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Seneste(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Lichfield
  lich derived from lic - dead bodies(funeral place)
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Lecefelle(Staffordshire)
Licefelle(Staffordshire)
Litelbech(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Wall
  wall derived from weall - steep ,wall, lofty, high place
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
 
Locations Shown on map
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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