322 - Colchester to Long Melford
(Colchester to Long Melford)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 322 starting near Colchester in Essex ending near Long Melford in Suffolk ....

Anglo Saxon
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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 Long Melford in Suffolk.

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 322 which goes from Colchester - Long Melford(Colchester - Long Melford).

Icon Key:
This route passes through the following locations.
Colchester  Essex
Mile End  Essex
Colchester  Essex
Great Horkesley  Essex
Colchester  Essex
Leavenheath  Suffolk
Sudbury  Suffolk
Long Melford  Suffolk
Current translation for Colchester
  col derived from coln - river colne/pebble stones
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Mile End
  mil derived from mil - millet
e we cannot translate at the moment
  end derived from ende - end terminus
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Current translation for Colchester
  col derived from coln - river colne/pebble stones
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Great Horkesley
  great derived from great - big, tall, thick, stout, massive; coarse
  hor derived from hoar/heort - frosty/ a hart - stag
k we cannot translate at the moment
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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Current translation for Colchester
  col derived from coln - river colne/pebble stones
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
Place name translation provided by www.saxonhistory.co.ukClick here to use this translation on your website
Current translation for Leavenheath
  lea derived from leah - woodland clearing
v we cannot translate at the moment
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
  heath derived from hæþ - heath or wasteland where heather grows
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Current translation for Sudbury
  sud derived from suth - south
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
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Current translation for Long Melford
  long derived from lange - long
Mel we cannot translate at the moment
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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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