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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 Sedbury 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).
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Roman Town

60a - Newnham to Caerleon
(Newnham to Caerleon)

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

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 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:Neuham(Hertfordshire)
Neuneham(Gloucestershire)
Newham(Essex)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Cinderford
  cinder derived from sinder - dross, metal impurity
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Newnham
  new derived from niew - new
n 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:Neuham(Hertfordshire)
Neuneham(Gloucestershire)
Newham(Essex)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Blakeney
  blake derived from blæc - black or black land
  ney derived from en æg - en - people of and æg - an island
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
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 en æg - en - people of and æg - an island
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Lindenee(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Aylburton
  ayl derived from æl - an eel
  bur derived from beorg - a high place - a hill
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
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 en æg - en - people of and æg - an island
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Lindenee(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Chepstow
  chep derived from ceap - good price - market
  stow derived from stow - a place possibly holy
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Estrighoiel(Gloucestershire)
Strigoielg(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Caldicot
  caldi derived from ceald - cold - probably meaning abandoned - usually associated with roman locations
  cot derived from cotlyf - a small village
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Caldecote(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
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
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Caroen(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Caldicot
  caldi derived from ceald - cold - probably meaning abandoned - usually associated with roman locations
  cot derived from cotlyf - a small village
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Caldecote(Gloucestershire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Newport
  new derived from niew - new
  port derived from portus - a sea port/harbour
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Neuport(Cambridgeshire)
Neuport(Essex)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Langstone
  lang derived from læng - long
  stone derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Langestan(Devon)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Newport
  new derived from niew - new
  port derived from portus - a sea port/harbour
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Neuport(Cambridgeshire)
Neuport(Essex)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Caerleon
  caer derived from caer - fort
  leo derived from leah - a lea, meadow, open space, untilled land
n we cannot translate at the moment
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Carleion(Gloucestershire)
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
Durocornovium Roman Town Wiltshire Modern name is Wanborough


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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