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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 Needham 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 35 which goes from Pulham St Mary - Peasenhall(Pulham St Mary - Peasenhall).
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Roman City
Roman Major Fort

35 - Pulham St Mary to Peasenhall
(Pulham St Mary to Peasenhall)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 35 starting near Norwich in Norfolk ending near Saxmundham in Suffolk ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Norwich  Norfolk
Diss  Norfolk
Harleston  Norfolk
Fressingfield  Suffolk
Halesworth  Suffolk
Saxmundham  Suffolk
Current translation for Norwich
  nor derived from norþ - north
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Noruic(Norfolk)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Diss
  diss derived from þes - place of demons
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Dice(Norfolk)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Harleston
  har derived from here - an army, a host, multitude
  les derived from læca - leech
  ending in ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Heroluestuna(Norfolk)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Fressingfield
  fre derived from for - pig or hog
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
  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)
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Halesworth
  hal derived from heall - hall
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Halesuuorda(Suffolk)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Saxmundham
  sax derived from seaxe/sæx - axe used by the saxons
  mund derived from mund - guardian, man of power/hill(mound)
  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 or settlement with a jetty.
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Sasmundesham(Suffolk)
Place name translation provided by
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name
Roman City
Burgh Castle Marshes Roman City Norfolk 
Roman Major Fort
Gariannonum Roman Major Fort Norfolk Modern name is Burgh Castle

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)
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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