222 - Biggleswade to Old Warden
(Biggleswade to Old Warden)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 222 starting near Biggleswade in Central Bedfordshire ending near Biggleswade in Central Bedfordshire ....

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 Biggleswade in Hertfordshire.

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 222 which goes from Biggleswade - Old Warden(Biggleswade - Old Warden).

Icon Key:
This route passes through the following locations.
Biggleswade  Central Bedfordshire
Ickwell  Central Bedfordshire
Old Warden  Central Bedfordshire
Biggleswade  Central Bedfordshire
Current translation for Biggleswade
  big derived from bicgan - to buy possible a market
g we cannot translate at the moment
  les derived from læca - leech
  wad derived from waad - woad - blue dye
e we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Ickwell
  ick derived from vicus - diminuitive of wick - small provincial roman town
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
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Current translation for Old Warden
  old derived from eald - old or ancient
  ward derived from weard - used for administrative districts from 1300's
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Biggleswade
  big derived from bicgan - to buy possible a market
g we cannot translate at the moment
  les derived from læca - leech
  wad derived from waad - woad - blue dye
e we cannot translate at the moment
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
 
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: 14/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps