1d - London(marble Arch) to St Albans
(London(marble Arch) to St Albans)
commonly known as 'Watling Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 1d starting near London in Greater London ending near St Albans in Hertfordshire ....

Anglo Saxon
History
Map Position

This map is showing 'Roman Actual named locations ' of type 'Roman City, Roman Town, Roman Villa, Roman Major Fort, Roman Station, Roman Port, Roman Bloomery' centered on London in Greater London.

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 1d which goes from London(marble Arch) - St Albans(London(marble Arch) - St Albans)commonly known as 'Watling Street'.

Icon Key:
This route passes through the following locations.
London  Greater London
Edgware  Greater London
Stanmore  Greater London
Elstree  Hertfordshire
Radlett  Hertfordshire
Colney Street  Hertfordshire
Frogmore  Hertfordshire
Park Street  Hertfordshire
St Albans  Hertfordshire
Current translation for London
  london derived from lunden burh - from roman londinium
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Current translation for Edgware
Edg we cannot translate at the moment
  ware derived from wær - the sea
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Current translation for Stanmore
  stan derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
  more derived from mere - the sea - possibly an inlet
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Current translation for Elstree
El we cannot translate at the moment
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  tree derived from treow - a tree
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Current translation for Radlett
  rad derived from rad - a harness
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
tt we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Colney Street
  coln derived from coln - a pebble or stone
  ey derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  street derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
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Current translation for Frogmore
Frog we cannot translate at the moment
  more derived from mere - the sea - possibly an inlet
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Current translation for Park Street
  park derived from parricus - fenced area
  street derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
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Current translation for St Albans
  starting in st derived from sanctus - saint
  al derived from el - eel
  ban derived from ban - bone
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name


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)

 

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Author: Simon M       Document Created: 23/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps