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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 Ware 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 2a which goes from London - Braughing(Ermine Street ,London - Braughing)commonly known as 'Ermine Street'.
Icon Key:
Roman City
Roman Town
Roman Major Fort

2a - London to Braughing
(Ermine Street ,London to Braughing)
commonly known as 'Ermine Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 2a starting near London in Greater London ending near Buntingford in Hertfordshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
London  Greater London
Enfield  Greater London
Waltham Cross  Greater London
Cheshunt  Hertfordshire
Broxbourne  Hertfordshire
Hertford Heath  Hertfordshire
Ware  Hertfordshire
Wadesmill  Hertfordshire
Ware  Hertfordshire
Buntingford  Hertfordshire
Current translation for London
  london derived from lunden burh - from roman londinium
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Enfield
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
  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 Waltham Cross
  walt derived from walch - a harrow - farm
  ham derived from hamm - Denotes a piece of land surrounded with paling, wicker-work, etc., and so defended against water, which would otherwise wash it away, so a valley settlement.
  cross derived from cruce - a cross(religious) , a crook or water pot, a crossing point
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Cheshunt
Ch we cannot translate at the moment
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
  hun derived from hæn - hen/chicken
t we cannot translate at the moment
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Broxbourne
  brox derived from brocc - badgers
  bourne derived from burn - a brook or stream
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hertford Heath
  hert derived from heort - a male deer or stag
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
  heath derived from hæþ - heath or wasteland where heather grows
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Ware
  ware derived from wær - the sea
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Wadesmill
Wa we cannot translate at the moment
  des derived from dærst - ferment
  mill derived from miln - a mill to grind grain
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Ware
  ware derived from wær - the sea
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Buntingford
  bunt derived from brant - high, deep, steep, difficult,
  ing derived from nering - a defended village
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
 
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Durobrivae Roman Town Modern name is Rochester
Roman Town
Lactodurum Roman Town Modern name is Towcester
Roman City
Londinium Roman City Modern name is London
Roman Major Fort
Othona Roman Major Fort Modern name is Bradwell-on-sea
Roman City
Ravensburgh Castle (Fort) Roman City 
Roman Town
Verulamium Roman Town Modern name is St Albans


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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