60a - Newnham to Caerleon
(Newnham to Caerleon)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 60a starting near Newnham in Gloucestershire ending near Caerleon in Newport ....

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 51.65093,-2.65661 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 60a which goes from Newnham - Caerleon(Newnham - Caerleon).

Icon Key:
Roman Town
This route passes through the following locations.
Newnham  Gloucestershire
Cinderford  Gloucestershire
Newnham  Gloucestershire
Blakeney  Gloucestershire
Lydney  Gloucestershire
Aylburton  Gloucestershire
Lydney  Gloucestershire
Chepstow  Gloucestershire
Caldicot  Monmouthshire
Caerwent  Monmouthshire
Caldicot  Monmouthshire
Newport  Newport
Langstone  Newport
Newport  Newport
Caerleon  Newport
Current translation for Newnham
  new derived from niew - new
n we cannot translate at the moment
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Cinderford
C we cannot translate at the moment
  in derived from within - within
d we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Newnham
  new derived from niew - new
n we cannot translate at the moment
  ham derived from hjem - home - A village or location originally found in valleys with sea access hence Home for the Saxons - in later years this derivation changed to mean near water.
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Current translation for Blakeney
  blake derived from blæc - black or black land
  ney derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
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Current translation for Lydney
  ly derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
d we cannot translate at the moment
  ney derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
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Current translation for Aylburton
  ayl derived from æl - an eel
  bur derived from beorg - a high place - a hill
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Lydney
  ly derived from æg/leah - an island near the sea / woodland clearing if inland
d we cannot translate at the moment
  ney derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
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Current translation for Chepstow
  chep derived from ceap - good price - market
  stow derived from stow - a place possibly holy
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Current translation for Caldicot
C we cannot translate at the moment
  ald derived from eald - old or ancient or fire
  i derived from iw - yew
  cot derived from cotlyf - a small village
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Current translation for Caerwent
  caer derived from caer - fort
w we cannot translate at the moment
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
t we cannot translate at the moment
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Current translation for Caldicot
C we cannot translate at the moment
  ald derived from eald - old or ancient or fire
  i derived from iw - yew
  cot derived from cotlyf - a small village
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Current translation for Newport
  new derived from niew - new
  port derived from portus - a sea port/harbour
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Current translation for Langstone
  lang derived from læng - long
  stone derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Newport
  new derived from niew - new
  port derived from portus - a sea port/harbour
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Current translation for Caerleon
  caer derived from caer - fort
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  on derived from on - near
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman Town
Corinium Dobunnorum Roman Town Modern name is Cirencester
Roman Town
Corinium Dobunnorum Roman Town Modern name is Cirencester


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: 11/02/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps