45b - Old Sarum to Mendip Hills(Charterhouse)
(Old Sarum to Mendip Hills(Charterhouse))

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 45b starting near Bristol in Somerset ending near Salisbury in Wiltshire ....

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 Maiden Bradley in Wiltshire.

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 45b which goes from Old Sarum - Mendip Hills(Charterhouse)(Old Sarum - Mendip Hills(Charterhouse)).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
Roman Villa
This route passes through the following locations.
Bristol  Somerset
Compton Martin  Somerset
Bristol  Somerset
Wells  Somerset
Green Ore  Somerset
Wells  Somerset
Radstock  Somerset
Shepton Mallet  Somerset
Frome  Somerset
Warminster  Wiltshire
Salisbury  Wiltshire
Wilton  Wiltshire
Salisbury  Wiltshire
Current translation for Bristol
  bris derived from bræs - brass
  tol derived from tol - a manufacturing place
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Current translation for Compton Martin
  comp derived from comb - a valley
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  mar derived from maera/mære - boundaries/sea or lake (large body of water)
t we cannot translate at the moment
  in derived from within - within
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Current translation for Bristol
  bris derived from bræs - brass
  tol derived from tol - a manufacturing place
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Current translation for Wells
  wells derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
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Current translation for Green Ore
  green derived from grene - grassy
  ore derived from ora - a mineral in raw state/a shore, haven or port
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Current translation for Wells
  wells derived from wille - A well, spring, fountain
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Current translation for Radstock
  rad derived from rad - a harness
  stock derived from stoc - a place
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Current translation for Shepton Mallet
  shep derived from scæp - sheep
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  mallet derived from mælmete - food
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Current translation for Frome
  frome derived from fram - firm or stout
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Current translation for Warminster
  war derived from wer - a wier
  minster derived from minster - large church or monastry
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Current translation for Salisbury
  salis derived from sear - sear meaning withered and barren
  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 Wilton
  wilt derived from wealte/wælt - a ring or snare/thigh or sinew
  on derived from on - near
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Current translation for Salisbury
  salis derived from sear - sear meaning withered and barren
  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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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Lendiniae Roman Town Modern name is Ilchester
Roman Town
Sorviodunum Roman Town Modern name is Old Sarum
Roman Town
Lendiniae Roman Town Modern name is Ilchester
Roman Town
Sorviodunum Roman Town Modern name is Old Sarum
Roman Villa
Leucomagus Roman Villa Modern name is East Anton, Andover


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: 22/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps