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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 Barton-under-Needwood 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 18c which goes from Wall - Derby(Wall - Derby)commonly known as 'Ryknild Street'.
Icon Key:

18c - Wall to Derby
(Wall to Derby)
commonly known as 'Ryknild Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 18c starting near Wall in Staffordshire ending near Derby in Derby ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Wall  Staffordshire
Shenstone  Staffordshire
Lichfield  Staffordshire
Fradley  Staffordshire
Alrewas  Staffordshire
Burton-on-Trent  Staffordshire
Barton-under-Needwood  Staffordshire
Branston  Staffordshire
Burton upon Trent  Staffordshire
Derby  Derbyshire
Current translation for Wall
  wall derived from weall - steep ,wall, lofty, high place
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 Fradley
  frad derived from þræd - thread
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Alrewas
  alr derived from ellen/alr/aler - elder trees
  ewas derived from ewes - ewes sheep
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Burton On Trent
  bur derived from beorg - a high place - a hill
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
  on derived from on - near
  trent derived from trent - river trent
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Barton Under Needwood
  bar derived from bær - beer or a place where barley was grown
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
  under derived from under - beneath or below
  need derived from nædl - needle
  wood derived from wudu - wudu, earlier widu tree, trees collectively, forest, grove.
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Bertone(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Branston
  bran derived from bran - raven
  ston derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Brantestone(Leicestershire)
Brantestone(Lincolnshire)
Brantestone(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Burton Upon Trent
  bur derived from beorg - a high place - a hill
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
  upon derived from on - near
  trent derived from trent - river trent
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Bertone](Staffordshire)
Burtone(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
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
 
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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