541 - Seamills to Gloucester
(Seamills to Gloucester)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 541 starting near Bristol in City of Bristol ending near Gloucester in Gloucestershire ....

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 Berkeley in Gloucestershire.

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 541 which goes from Seamills - Gloucester(Seamills - Gloucester).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
Roman Villa
Roman Station
This route passes through the following locations.
Bristol  City of Bristol
Easter Compton  South Gloucestershire
Almondsbury  South Gloucestershire
Alveston  South Gloucestershire
Rudgeway  South Gloucestershire
Alveston  South Gloucestershire
Thornbury  South Gloucestershire
Wotton-under-Edge  South Gloucestershire
Thornbury  South Gloucestershire
Wotton-under-Edge  South Gloucestershire
Stone  Gloucestershire
Berkeley  Gloucestershire
Dursley  Gloucestershire
Cambridge  Gloucestershire
Gloucester  Gloucestershire
Cambridge  Gloucestershire
Gloucester  Gloucestershire
Whitminster  Gloucestershire
Gloucester  Gloucestershire
Hardwicke  Gloucestershire
Quedgeley  Gloucestershire
Gloucester  Gloucestershire
Current translation for Bristol
  bris derived from bræs - brass
  tol derived from tol - a manufacturing place
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Current translation for Easter Compton
  east derived from east - east
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  comp derived from comb - a valley
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Almondsbury
  al derived from el - eel
  mon derived from mon - man
d we cannot translate at the moment
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  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 Alveston
  al derived from el - eel
ve we cannot translate at the moment
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Rudgeway
Rudge we cannot translate at the moment
  way derived from weg - a means of access - track or road
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Current translation for Alveston
  al derived from el - eel
ve we cannot translate at the moment
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Thornbury
  thorn derived from þorn - a thorn
  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 Wotton Under Edge
  wot derived from wæt - wet, damp, moist
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  under derived from under - beneath or below
  edge derived from ecg - corner, edge or point
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Current translation for Thornbury
  thorn derived from þorn - a thorn
  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 Wotton Under Edge
  wot derived from wæt - wet, damp, moist
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
  under derived from under - beneath or below
  edge derived from ecg - corner, edge or point
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Current translation for Stone
  stone derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Berkeley
  berke derived from berc - a birch tree
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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Current translation for Dursley
  dur derived from deor - deer
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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Current translation for Cambridge
  cam derived from cam - river cam
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
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Current translation for Gloucester
  glou derived from glæw - skilful
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Cambridge
  cam derived from cam - river cam
  bridge derived from bricge - a bridge
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Current translation for Gloucester
  glou derived from glæw - skilful
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Whitminster
  whit derived from wæt - wet, damp, moist
  minster derived from minster - large church or monastry
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Current translation for Gloucester
  glou derived from glæw - skilful
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Hardwicke
  hard derived from heard - solid and firm
  wick derived from vicus - small provincial roman town
e we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Quedgeley
Qu we cannot translate at the moment
  edge derived from ecg - corner, edge or point
  ley derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
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Current translation for Gloucester
  glou derived from glæw - skilful
  cester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Corinium Dobunnorum Roman Town Modern name is Cirencester
Roman Town
Alchester Roman Town 
Roman Town
Dorchester on Thames Roman Town 
Roman Villa
Villa Roman Villa 
Roman Town
Aquae Sulis Roman Town Modern name is Bath
Roman Town
Cunetio Roman Town Modern name is Mildenhall
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Modern name is Wanborough
Roman Town
Verlucio Roman Town Modern name is Sandy Lane
Roman Town
Corinium Dobunnorum Roman Town Modern name is Cirencester
Roman Town
Alchester Roman Town 
Roman Town
Dorchester on Thames Roman Town 
Roman Villa
Villa Roman Villa 
Roman Town
Aquae Sulis Roman Town Modern name is Bath
Roman Town
Cunetio Roman Town Modern name is Mildenhall
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Modern name is Wanborough
Roman Town
Verlucio Roman Town Modern name is Sandy Lane
Roman Town
Calleva Atrebatum Roman Town Modern name is Silchester
Roman Station
Spinae Roman Station Modern name is Speen


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: 14/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps