Anglo Saxon History
Map Position

This map is showing 'Roman Implied, Roman Actual named locations ' of type 'Roman City, Roman Town, Roman Villa, Roman Major Fort, Roman Station, Roman Port, Roman Bloomery' centered on East Harling 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 331 which goes from Coney Weston - Attleborough(Coney Weston - Attleborough).

Icon Key:
Roman City
Roman Major Fort

331 - Coney Weston to Attleborough
(Coney Weston to Attleborough)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 331 starting near Bury Saint Edmunds in Suffolk ending near Attleborough in Norfolk ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Bury Saint Edmunds  Suffolk
Norwich  Norfolk
Attleborough  Norfolk
Current translation for Bury Saint Edmunds
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
  saint derived from sanctus - saint
  edmunds derived from edmund - a saint
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Norwich
  nor derived from north - north
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Attleborough
  attle derived from at-land - place where oats are grown
  borough derived from burh - fortified place, castle - associated with old Roman forts
Place name translation provided by
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman City
Burgh Castle Marshes Roman City 
Roman Major Fort
Caister Roman Fort Roman Major Fort Modern name is Caister On Sea
Roman Major Fort
Gariannonum Roman Major Fort Modern name is Burgh Castle

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)
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


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Author: Simon M - Last Updated: 08/04/2019 14:01
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