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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 Egham in Surrey.
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 4a which goes from London - Silchester(London - Silchester).
Icon Key:
Roman City
Roman Town
Roman Villa
Roman Major Fort
Roman Watch Tower
Roman Bloomery

4a - London to Silchester
(London to Silchester)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 4a starting near London in Greater London ending near Reading in Hampshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
London  Greater London
Brentford  Greater London
Isleworth  Greater London
Feltham  Greater London
Staines-upon-Thames  Surrey
Egham  Surrey
Englefield Green  Surrey
Sunningdale  Surrey
Bagshot  Surrey
Winkfield Row  Bracknell Forest
Crowthorne  Bracknell Forest
Wokingham  Wokingham
Farley Hill  Wokingham
Reading  
Current translation for London
  london derived from lunden burh - from roman londinium
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Brentford
  brent derived from brent - river brent
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Isleworth
  isle derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  worth derived from weort/worð - wort, herb/land
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Gistelesworde(Middlesex)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Feltham
  felt derived from felt - a saddle cloth
  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
Name found:Felteham(Middlesex)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Staines Upon Thames
  staines derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
  upon derived from on - near
  thames derived from temes - river thames
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Egham
  starting in eg derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  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
Name found:Egeham(Surrey)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Englefield Green
  engle derived from engle - the Angles(people)
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
  green derived from grene - grassy
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Sunningdale
  sunn derived from sunn - the sun(sunny)
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
  dale derived from dæl - valley
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Bagshot
  bag derived from baeg - a collar
  shot derived from sprot - a course kind of rush
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Bechesgete(Berkshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Winkfield Row
  wink derived from wince - winch
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
  row derived from ræw - edge or border
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Crowthorne
  crow derived from craw/croh/crog - crow(bird)/crocus(saffron)/small pot
  thorne derived from þorn - a thorn
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Wokingham
  woking derived from wocig - snare, noose
  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.
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Farley Hill
F we cannot translate at the moment
  arl derived from æl - eel
  ey derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  hill derived from hyll - a hill
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
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 saxonhistory.co.uk
 
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name
Roman Town
Alchester Roman Town Oxfordshire 
Roman Town
Aquae Sulis Roman Town Somerset Modern name is Bath
Roman Town
Calleva Atrebatum Roman Town  Modern name is Silchester
Roman Watch Tower
Castle Bank Roman Watch Tower Kent 
Roman Watch Tower
Castle Hill Roman Watch Tower Kent 
Roman Watch Tower
Castle Hill Roman Watch Tower Kent 
Roman Watch Tower
Castle Shaw Roman Watch Tower Sussex 
Roman Town
Corinium Dobunnorum Roman Town Gloucestershire Modern name is Cirencester
Roman Town
Cunetio Roman Town Suffolk Modern name is Mildenhall
Roman Town
Dorchester on Thames Roman Town Oxfordshire 
Roman Town
Durobrivae Roman Town  Modern name is Rochester
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Wiltshire Modern name is Wanborough
Roman Town
Durovernum Roman Town  Modern name is Canterbury
Roman Watch Tower
Iping Roman Station Roman Watch Tower Sussex Modern name is Iping
Roman City
Lemanis (Stutfall Castle) (Roman Fort) Roman City Kent 
Roman Villa
Leucomagus Roman Villa  Modern name is East Anton, Andover
Roman City
Londinium Roman City  Modern name is London
Roman Major Fort
Othona Roman Major Fort Essex Modern name is Bradwell-on-sea
Roman Watch Tower
Owls Castle Roman Watch Tower Kent 
Roman Town
Portus Dubris Roman Town  Modern name is Dover
Roman Major Fort
Portus Lemanis Roman Major Fort Kent Modern name is Port Lympne
Roman Major Fort
Regulbium Roman Major Fort  Modern name is Reculver
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bardown Roman Bloomery Sussex 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bates Farm (Wittersham Manor) Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bodiam 1 Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bodiam 2 Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Broadfield Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Brook House / Oxley Wood 1 Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Chapel Farm Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Coldharbour Farm Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Cow Park Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Frankham, Mark Cross Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Front Wood, Bevingford 1 Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Furnace Gill Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Garden Hill Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Great Cansiron (Blacklands) Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Harrietsham Church Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Holbeanwood Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Howbourne Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Huggit's Farm Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Knowle Farm Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Limney Farm 1 Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Farningham Farm 1 Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Farningham Farm 2 Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Furnace Wood Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Lovehurst Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Magreed Farm Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Markly Wood Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Newnham Park, Chillies Farm Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oakenden Farm Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oldlands Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Place Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Ridge Hill Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Romden Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Runhams Farm Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Standen Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Tanyard Farm Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Walesbeech Roman Bloomery  
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Westhawk Farm 1 Roman Bloomery  
Roman Town
Sorviodunum Roman Town Wiltshire Modern name is Old Sarum
Roman Watch Tower
Spinae Roman Watch Tower  Modern name is Speen
Roman City
Stutfall Castle (Roman Fort) Roman City Kent 
Roman Town
Venta Belgarum Roman Town  Modern name is Winchester
Roman Town
Verlucio Roman Town Wiltshire Modern name is Sandy Lane
Roman Town
Verulamium Roman Town Oxfordshire Modern name is St Albans
Roman Villa
Villa Roman Villa Oxfordshire 


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)
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)
The Spears of Andred
Find British Archaelogical Sites
Wealden Iron Research Group
Topographic Map of the UK

 

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