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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 Lasborough 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 543 which goes from Easton Grey - Arlingham(Easton Grey - Arlingham).
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Roman Town
Roman Villa

543 - Easton Grey to Arlingham
(Easton Grey to Arlingham)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 543 starting near Malmesbury in Wiltshire ending near Gloucester in Gloucestershire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Malmesbury  Wiltshire
Tetbury  Gloucestershire
Westonbirt  Gloucestershire
Tetbury  Gloucestershire
Nympsfield  Gloucestershire
Frocester  Gloucestershire
Eastington  Gloucestershire
Frampton on Severn  Gloucestershire
Gloucester  Gloucestershire
Current translation for Malmesbury
  mal derived from melu - flour
  mes derived from mes - dung
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Malmesberie(Wiltshire)
Mamesberie(Wiltshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Tetbury
  tet derived from tæpped - wall or floor covering - carpet
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Teteberie(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Westonbirt
We we cannot translate at the moment
  ston derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
  birt derived from beorht - bright
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Westone(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Tetbury
  tet derived from tæpped - wall or floor covering - carpet
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Teteberie(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Nympsfield
Nymp we cannot translate at the moment
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
  field derived from feld - a field however quite a number were derived from welle a well
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Nimdesfelle(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Frocester
Froce we cannot translate at the moment
  ster derived from bustaðr - dwelling place
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Frowecestre(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Eastington
  east derived from east - east
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Frampton On Severn
  fram derived from fram - firm or stout
p we cannot translate at the moment
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
  on derived from on - near
  sev derived from scep - a sheep
  ern derived from ærn - a house or cottage
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Frantone(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Gloucester
  glou derived from glæw - skilful
  cester derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Glowecestre(Gloucestershire)
Glowecestre(Worcestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
 
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name
Roman Town
Corinium Dobunnorum Roman Town Gloucestershire Modern name is Cirencester
Roman Town
Cunetio Roman Town Suffolk Modern name is Mildenhall
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Wiltshire Modern name is Wanborough
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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