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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 52.21769,-0.09764 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 2b which goes from Braughing - Chesterton(Braughing - Chesterton)commonly known as 'Ermine Street'.
Icon Key:
Roman City
Roman Town
Roman Villa
Roman Major Fort

2b - Braughing to Chesterton
(Braughing to Chesterton)
commonly known as 'Ermine Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 2b starting near Braughing in Hertfordshire ending near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Braughing  Hertfordshire
Buntingford  Hertfordshire
Royston  Hertfordshire
Bassingbourn  Cambridgeshire
Royston  Cambridgeshire
Arrington  Cambridgeshire
Royston  Cambridgeshire
Longstowe  Cambridgeshire
Caxton  Cambridgeshire
Cambridge  Cambridgeshire
Papworth Trust  Cambridgeshire
Papworth Everard  Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Godmanchester  Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Great Stukeley  Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Little Stukeley  Cambridgeshire
Alconbury  Cambridgeshire
Huntingdon  Cambridgeshire
Sawtry  Cambridgeshire
Peterborough  Cambridgeshire
Stilton  Cambridgeshire
Peterborough  Cambridgeshire
Current translation for Braughing
  braugh derived from breaw - brewed
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Brachinges(Hertfordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Buntingford
  bunt derived from brant - high, deep, steep, difficult,
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Royston
  r derived from ere - person
o we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  ston derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Rorestone(Berkshire)
Rorestone(Yorkshire)
Rorestun(Berkshire)
Rorestun(Yorkshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Bassingbourn
  bas derived from basu - a type of scarlet robe
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
  bourn derived from burn - a brook or stream
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Basingborne(Cambridgeshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Royston
  r derived from ere - person
o we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  ston derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Rorestone(Berkshire)
Rorestone(Yorkshire)
Rorestun(Berkshire)
Rorestun(Yorkshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Arrington
  ar derived from ar - oar
  ring derived from nering - a defended village
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Erningtone(Cambridgeshire)
Erningtune(Cambridgeshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Royston
  r derived from ere - person
o we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  ston derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Rorestone(Berkshire)
Rorestone(Yorkshire)
Rorestun(Berkshire)
Rorestun(Yorkshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Longstowe
  long derived from lange - long
  stowe derived from stow - a place possibly holy
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stou(Cambridgeshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Caxton
C we cannot translate at the moment
  ax derived from æsc - ash tree
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Caustone(Cambridgeshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Cambridge
  cam derived from camb - comb - probably derived from teasels
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Grantebrige(Cambridgeshire)
Grentebrige(Cambridgeshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Papworth Trust
Pap we cannot translate at the moment
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
T we cannot translate at the moment
  rust derived from roest - rust probably from the colour of the water
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Papworth Everard
Pap we cannot translate at the moment
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
Ev we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ere - a person
  ard derived from arod - arum lily
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Papeworde(Cambridgeshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Huntingdon
  hunting derived from hunting - hunting
  ending in don derived from dun - a place near a steep hill/hillfort
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Huntedone(Huntingdonshire)
Huntedun(Huntingdonshire)
Huntedune(Huntingdonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Godmanchester
  god derived from god - good
  man derived from mann - man
  chester derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Godmundcestre(Huntingdonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Huntingdon
  hunting derived from hunting - hunting
  ending in don derived from dun - a place near a steep hill/hillfort
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Huntedone(Huntingdonshire)
Huntedun(Huntingdonshire)
Huntedune(Huntingdonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Great Stukeley
  great derived from great - big, tall, thick, stout, massive; coarse
  st derived from sanctus - saint
uke we cannot translate at the moment
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stivecle(Huntingdonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Huntingdon
  hunting derived from hunting - hunting
  ending in don derived from dun - a place near a steep hill/hillfort
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Huntedone(Huntingdonshire)
Huntedun(Huntingdonshire)
Huntedune(Huntingdonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Little Stukeley
  little derived from lytel - little, small
  st derived from sanctus - saint
uke we cannot translate at the moment
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stivecle(Huntingdonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Alconbury
  al derived from el - eel
  con derived from cuna - cows
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Acumesberie(Huntingdonshire)
Almundeberie(Huntingdonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Huntingdon
  hunting derived from hunting - hunting
  ending in don derived from dun - a place near a steep hill/hillfort
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Huntedone(Huntingdonshire)
Huntedun(Huntingdonshire)
Huntedune(Huntingdonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Sawtry
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
aw we cannot translate at the moment
  try derived from treow - a tree
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Saltrede(Huntingdonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Peterborough
  peter derived from petersilige - herb parsley/st peter
  borough derived from burh - from Roman Burgus a roman signalling place or one of Alfred the Great's fortifications
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Burg(Bedfordshire)
Burg(Lincolnshire)
Deneforde(Northamptonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Stilton
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
  til derived from tilia - farmer
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Stichiltone(Huntingdonshire)
Sticiltone(Huntingdonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Peterborough
  peter derived from petersilige - herb parsley/st peter
  borough derived from burh - from Roman Burgus a roman signalling place or one of Alfred the Great's fortifications
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Burg(Bedfordshire)
Burg(Lincolnshire)
Deneforde(Northamptonshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
 
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name
Roman Town
Alchester Roman Town Oxfordshire 
Roman City
Burgh Castle Marshes Roman City Norfolk 
Roman Major Fort
Caister Roman Fort Roman Major Fort Norfolk Modern name is Caister On Sea
Roman Major Fort
Gariannonum Roman Major Fort Norfolk Modern name is Burgh Castle
Roman Town
Lactodurum Roman Town Northamptonshire Modern name is Towcester
Roman City
Ravensburgh Castle (Fort) Roman City Bedfordshire 
Roman Villa
Villa Roman Villa Oxfordshire 


External References in no particular order :-
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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