230 - Newnham to Thriplow
(Newnham to Thriplow)
commonly known as 'Ashwell Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 230 starting near Stotfold in ending near Royston in Cambridgeshire ....

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 Royston in Cambridgeshire.

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 230 which goes from Newnham - Thriplow(Newnham - Thriplow)commonly known as 'Ashwell Street'.

Icon Key:
This route passes through the following locations.
Stotfold  
Baldock  Hertfordshire
Ashwell  Hertfordshire
Royston  Cambridgeshire
Steeple Morden  Cambridgeshire
Litlington  Cambridgeshire
Bassingbourn  Cambridgeshire
Melbourn  Cambridgeshire
Fowlmere  Cambridgeshire
Royston  Cambridgeshire
Current translation for Stotfold
  starting in st derived from sanctus - saint
ot we cannot translate at the moment
  fold derived from fealdan - pen or enclosure for sheep or other domestic animals
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Current translation for Baldock
B we cannot translate at the moment
  ald derived from eald - old or ancient or fire
  ock derived from aac - an acorn or oak
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Current translation for Ashwell
  ash derived from æsc - ash tree
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
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Current translation for Royston
Ro we cannot translate at the moment
  y derived from y - the
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Steeple Morden
  starting in st derived from sanctus - saint
eep we cannot translate at the moment
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  mor derived from mor - a moor, waste and damp land
  den derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Litlington
  litling derived from litling - an infant
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Bassingbourn
  bas derived from basu - a type of scarlet robe
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  ing derived from ænge - troubled or narrow(possibly fortified border/boundary villages)
  bourn derived from burn - a brook or stream
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Current translation for Melbourn
Mel we cannot translate at the moment
  bourn derived from burn - a brook or stream
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Current translation for Fowlmere
  fo derived from feoh - cattle
wl we cannot translate at the moment
  mere derived from mære - sea or lake (large body of water)
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Current translation for Royston
Ro we cannot translate at the moment
  y derived from y - the
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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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: 14/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps