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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 North Waltham in Hampshire.
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 42a which goes from Silchester - Winchester(Silchester - Winchester).
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Roman Town
Roman Villa
Roman Watch Tower

42a - Silchester to Winchester
(Silchester to Winchester)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 42a starting near Reading in Hampshire ending near Winchester in Hampshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Reading  Hampshire
Little London  Hampshire
Sherborne Saint John  Hampshire
Basingstoke  Hampshire
Winchester  Hampshire
Current translation for Reading
  read derived from ræd - red or ruddy
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Little London
  little derived from lytel - little, small
  london derived from lunden burh - from roman londinium
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Sherborne Saint John
  sher derived from sceare - to shear - usually sheep
  borne derived from burn - a brook or stream
  saint john derived from sanctus john - saint john
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Basingstoke
  basing derived from basing - a short cloak
  stoke derived from stoc - a place, probably a farm or stockade
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Basingestoches(Hampshire)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Winchester
  win derived from win / wein - a pasture / wine
  chester derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Wincestre(Hampshire)
Place name translation provided by
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name
Roman Town
Calleva Atrebatum Roman Town  Modern name is Silchester
Roman Town
Cunetio Roman Town Suffolk Modern name is Mildenhall
Roman Watch Tower
Iping Roman Station Roman Watch Tower Sussex Modern name is Iping
Roman Villa
Leucomagus Roman Villa  Modern name is East Anton, Andover
Roman Town
Sorviodunum Roman Town Wiltshire Modern name is Old Sarum
Roman Watch Tower
Spinae Roman Watch Tower  Modern name is Speen
Roman Town
Venta Belgarum Roman Town  Modern name is Winchester
Roman Town
Verlucio Roman Town Wiltshire Modern name is Sandy Lane

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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