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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 Goadby Marwood in Leicestershire.
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 58a which goes from Six Hills - Grantham(Six Hills - Grantham).
Icon Key:

58a - Six Hills to Grantham
(Six Hills to Grantham)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 58a starting near Six Hills in Leicestershire ending near Grantham in Lincolnshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Six Hills  Leicestershire
Melton Mowbray  Leicestershire
Croxton Kerrial  Leicestershire
Grantham  Leicestershire
Current translation for Six Hills
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
  ix derived from IX/vicus - possibly derived from the Roman Ninth Legion Hispana/ or a diminuitive of wick - small provincial roman town
  hills derived from hyll - hills
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Melton Mowbray
  mel derived from melu - meal, flour
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
  mowbray derived from mowbray - a norman knight from the battle abbey role 1066AD
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Medeltone(Leicestershire)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Croxton Kerrial
  cro derived from croh/craw/crog - crocus/a crow/a small bottle - amphora
x we cannot translate at the moment
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
K we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ere - a person
  r derived from ere - person
  i derived from iw - yew
  al derived from el - eel
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Crohtone(Leicestershire)
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Grantham
G we cannot translate at the moment
  r derived from ere - person
  an derived from ƿan - Wetlands
t we cannot translate at the moment
  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
Names found:Graham(Lincolnshire)
Place name translation provided by
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name

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)
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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