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Map Position
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 52.14686,0.03223 in .
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 240 which goes from Red Cross - Mare Way(Red Cross - Mare Way).
Icon Key:
Roman City

240 - Red Cross to Mare Way
(Red Cross to Mare Way)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 240 starting near Cambridge in Cambridgeshire ending near Arrington in Cambridgeshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Cambridge  Cambridgeshire
Hauxton  Cambridgeshire
Harston  Cambridgeshire
Haslingfield  Cambridgeshire
Harlton  Cambridgeshire
Cambridge  Cambridgeshire
Orwell  Cambridgeshire
Royston  Cambridgeshire
Royston  Cambridgeshire
Arrington  Cambridgeshire
Current translation for Cambridge
  cam derived from cam - river cam
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hauxton
Haux we cannot translate at the moment
  ton derived from dun - a mountain or hill
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Harston
  har derived from here - an army, a host, multitude
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone or seat of power
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Haslingfield
H we cannot translate at the moment
  as derived from æsc - ash trees
  ling derived from nering - a defended village
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Harlton
H we cannot translate at the moment
  arl derived from æl - eel
  ton derived from dun - a mountain or hill
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Cambridge
  cam derived from cam - river cam
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Orwell
  or derived from or - one or the other
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Royston
Ro we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone or seat of power
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Royston
Ro we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone or seat of power
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Arrington
  ar derived from ar - on or over
  ring derived from nering - a defended village
  ton derived from dun - a mountain or hill
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
 
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman City
Ravensburgh Castle (Fort) Roman City 


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)
The Spears of Andred
Find British Archaelogical Sites
Wealden Iron Research Group
Topographic Map of the UK

 

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