25 - Upton to Denver
(Upton to Denver)
commonly known as 'The Fen Road'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 25 starting near Peterborough in Peterborough ending near Denver in Norfolk ....

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 Denver in Norfolk.

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 25 which goes from Upton - Denver(Upton - Denver)commonly known as 'The Fen Road'.

Icon Key:
This route passes through the following locations.
Peterborough  Peterborough
Turves  Cambridgeshire
March  Cambridgeshire
Euximoor  Cambridgeshire
Upwell  Norfolk
Nordelph  Norfolk
Downham Market  Norfolk
Denver  Norfolk
Current translation for Peterborough
  peter derived from petersilige - herb parsley/st peter
  borough derived from burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts
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Current translation for Turves
Turv we cannot translate at the moment
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
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Current translation for March
  mar derived from maera/mære - boundaries/sea or lake (large body of water)
ch we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Euximoor
Eux we cannot translate at the moment
  i derived from iw - yew
  moor derived from mor - wet boggy land
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Current translation for Upwell
Up we cannot translate at the moment
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
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Current translation for Nordelph
  nor derived from north - north
  del derived from dell - a deep hollow or vale
ph we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Downham Market
  down derived from dun/dune - a hill, mountain
  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.
  market derived from market - a title of a location created during the 1300's when Edward I created market towns
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Current translation for Denver
  den derived from daen/den-bera - a valley / woodland swine pasture
v we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
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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