24 - Godmanchester to Sible Hedingham
(Godmanchester to Sible Hedingham)
commonly known as 'Via Devana'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 24 starting near Godmanchester in Cambridgeshire ending near Sible Hedingham in Essex ....

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 Trumpington in Essex.

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 24 which goes from Godmanchester - Sible Hedingham(Godmanchester - Sible Hedingham)commonly known as 'Via Devana'.

Icon Key:
This route passes through the following locations.
Godmanchester  Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Hemingford Grey  Cambridgeshire
Fenstanton  Cambridgeshire
Cambridge  Cambridgeshire
Oakington  Cambridgeshire
Girton  Cambridgeshire
Cambridge  Cambridgeshire
Withersfield  Suffolk
Haverhill  Suffolk
Wixoe  Suffolk
Halstead  Essex
Ridgewell  Essex
Great Yeldham  Essex
Halstead  Essex
Castle Hedingham  Essex
Sible Hedingham  Essex
Current translation for Godmanchester
  god derived from god - good
  man derived from mann - man
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Huntingdon
  hun derived from hæn - hen/chicken
t we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from ænge - troubled or narrow(possibly fortified border/boundary villages)
  don derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
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Current translation for Hemingford Grey
  heming derived from hemming - a type of leather shoe
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
  grey derived from graeg - colour between black and white
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Current translation for Fenstanton
  fen derived from fenn - a fen
  stan derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Cambridge
  cam derived from cam - river cam
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
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Current translation for Oakington
Oa we cannot translate at the moment
  king derived from cyninge - the king's
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Girton
G we cannot translate at the moment
  ir derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Cambridge
  cam derived from cam - river cam
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
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Current translation for Withersfield
  wither derived from wiððe - wither a bundle of willow twigs
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
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Current translation for Haverhill
Hav we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  hill derived from hyll - a hill
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Current translation for Wixoe
W we cannot translate at the moment
  ix derived from IX/vicus - possibly derived from the Roman Ninth Legion Hispana/diminuitive of wick - small provincial roman town
oe we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Halstead
  hal derived from hæl - healing
  stead derived from stæde - a place or pasture
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Current translation for Ridgewell
  ridge derived from hrycg - ridge - originally a back of an animal
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
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Current translation for Great Yeldham
  great derived from great - big, tall, thick, stout, massive; coarse
  ye derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
ld we cannot translate at the moment
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Halstead
  hal derived from hæl - healing
  stead derived from stæde - a place or pasture
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Current translation for Castle Hedingham
  castle derived from cæster / castle - roman fortified town- from latin castrum or possibly a villa complex/or Norman for fortified place
Hed we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from ænge - troubled or narrow(possibly fortified border/boundary villages)
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Sible Hedingham
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  i derived from iw - yew
b we cannot translate at the moment
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
Hed we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from ænge - troubled or narrow(possibly fortified border/boundary villages)
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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: 12/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps