38 - Smallburg to Denver
(Smallburg to Denver)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 38 starting near Norwich in Norfolk ending near Downham Market in Norfolk ....

Anglo Saxon
History
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 Worthing 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 38 which goes from Smallburg - Denver(Smallburg - Denver).


 
Icon Key:
Roman Major Fort
 

This route was recorded by Margary as that he was not able to trace the road from Smallborough further East, this appears to be due to the fact that the sea level was higher, or more accurately less well defended than the present day, so Smallborough would have been a protected sea port.

This route passes through the following locations.
Norwich  Norfolk
Tunstead  Norfolk
Norwich  Norfolk
Burgh  Norfolk
Norwich  Norfolk
Marsham  Norfolk
Cawston  Norfolk
Norwich  Norfolk
Reepham  Norfolk
Bawdeswell  Norfolk
Dereham  Norfolk
Worthing  Norfolk
Beetley  Norfolk
King's Lynn  Norfolk
Swaffham  Norfolk
King's Lynn  Norfolk
Fincham  Norfolk
Downham Market  Norfolk
Current translation for Norwich
  nor derived from north - north
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
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Current translation for Tunstead
  tun derived from tun - an enclosed piece of ground, a yard, court
  stead derived from stæde - a place or pasture
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Current translation for Norwich
  nor derived from north - north
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
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Current translation for Burgh
  burgh derived from burh/beorg - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / a high place - hill
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Current translation for Norwich
  nor derived from north - north
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
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Current translation for Marsham
  marsh derived from mersc - a fen, bog or marsh
  ending in am derived from hjem - shortened form of ham - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Cawston
  caw derived from cawl - colewort - field cabbage
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Norwich
  nor derived from north - north
  wich derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
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Current translation for Reepham
Reep we cannot translate at the moment
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Bawdeswell
  baw derived from bær/bar - a pasture/a boar
  des derived from dærst - ferment
  well derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
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Current translation for Dereham
  dere derived from deor - deer
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Worthing
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
  ing derived from ænge - troubled or narrow(possibly fortified border/boundary villages)
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Current translation for Beetley
Be we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in et derived from æg - æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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Current translation for Kings Lynn
  kings derived from cyninge - the king's
  lynn derived from lean - a gift/reward
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Current translation for Swaffham
  swaff derived from swæþe - clothing
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Kings Lynn
  kings derived from cyninge - the king's
  lynn derived from lean - a gift/reward
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Current translation for Fincham
  fin derived from fioh-en - cattle - male - bulls
c we cannot translate at the moment
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Downham Market
  down derived from dun/dune - a hill, mountain
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
  market derived from market - a title of a location created during the 1300's when Edward I created market towns
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Major Fort
Branodunum Roman Major Fort Modern name is Brancaster
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
Roman Major Fort
Branodunum Roman Major Fort Modern name is Brancaster
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)
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: 23/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps