Anglo Saxon History
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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 Station, Roman Port, Roman Bloomery' centered on Woodyates in Dorset.

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 4c which goes from Old Sarum - Badbury Rings(Old Sarum - Badbury Rings).

Icon Key:
Roman City
Roman Town

4c - Old Sarum to Badbury Rings
(Old Sarum to Badbury Rings)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 4c starting near Salisbury in Wiltshire ending near Blandford Forum in Dorset ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Salisbury  Wiltshire
Wimborne  Dorset
Blandford Forum  Dorset
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 Wimborne
  wim derived from wylm - steam or vapour - misty
  borne derived from burn - a brook or stream
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Current translation for Blandford Forum
  bland derived from blandan - a place where people meet
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
  forum derived from forum - meeting place
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman City
Avon Heath Country Park Roman City 
Roman Town
Clausentum Roman Town Modern name is Bitterne
Roman Town
Lendiniae Roman Town Modern name is Ilchester
Roman Town
Sorviodunum Roman Town Modern name is Old Sarum
Roman Town
Venta Belgarum Roman Town Modern name is Winchester
Roman Town
Vindocladia Roman Town Modern name is Badbury Rings
Roman City
Yarnfield Gate Roman City 

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)
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


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Author: Simon M - Last Updated: 08/04/2019 14:01
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