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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 Dordon in Warwickshire.
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 1g which goes from High Cross - Wall(High Cross - Wall)commonly known as 'Watling Street'.
Icon Key:

1g - High Cross to Wall
(High Cross to Wall)
commonly known as 'Watling Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 1g starting near Rugby in Leicestershire ending near Wall in Staffordshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Rugby  Leicestershire
Burbage  Leicestershire
Nuneaton  Warwickshire
Atherstone  Warwickshire
Dordon  Warwickshire
Wilnecote  Staffordshire
Tamworth  Staffordshire
Fazeley  Staffordshire
Tamworth  Staffordshire
Lichfield  Staffordshire
Shenstone  Staffordshire
Wall  Staffordshire
Current translation for Rugby
  rug derived from ruh - uncultivated
  ending in by|by derived from buð - shelter
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Rocheberie(Warwickshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Burbage
  bur derived from beorg - a high place - a hill
b we cannot translate at the moment
  age derived from æc - oak
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Burbece(Leicestershire)
Burbetc(Wiltshire)
Burbetee(Wiltshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Nuneaton
Nun we cannot translate at the moment
  ea derived from ea - stream
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Etone(Warwickshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Atherstone
At we cannot translate at the moment
  herst derived from hyrst - A clearing in the Forest, most were settled after Domesday
one we cannot translate at the moment
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Dordon
  dor derived from dora/dor - a bumble bee/door
  ending in don derived from dun - a place near a steep hill/hillfort
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Wilnecote
  wil derived from wig - idol or shrine
  ne derived from niew - new
  cote derived from cotlyf - a small village
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Wilmundecote(Warwickshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Tamworth
T we cannot translate at the moment
  am 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.
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Tamworde(Staffordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Fazeley
Faze we cannot translate at the moment
  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 Tamworth
T we cannot translate at the moment
  am 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.
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Tamworde(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 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 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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