670 - Chester to The Wirral(raby)
(Chester to The Wirral(raby))

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 670 starting near Chester in Cheshire West and Chester ending near Birkenhead in Merseyside ....

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 53.27751,-2.97743 in Cheshire West And Chester.

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 670 which goes from Chester - The Wirral(raby)(Chester - The Wirral(raby)).

Icon Key:
This route passes through the following locations.
Chester  Cheshire West and Chester
Mollington  Cheshire West and Chester
Chester  Cheshire West and Chester
Ellesmere Port  Cheshire West and Chester
Willaston  Cheshire West and Chester
Birkenhead  Merseyside
Current translation for Chester
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Mollington
Mol we cannot translate at the moment
  ling derived from el ænge - people of a troubled or narrow(possibly fortified border/boundary villages)
  ton derived from tƿrn - a high place. Usually a village or a location originally settled on hills.
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Current translation for Chester
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Ellesmere Port
El we cannot translate at the moment
  les derived from læca - leech
  mere derived from mære - sea or lake (large body of water)
  port derived from portus - a sea port/harbour
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Current translation for Willaston
  will derived from weall - a well, fountain or a wall
a 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 Birkenhead
  bi derived from bærn - barn
r we cannot translate at the moment
  ken derived from kyneg/cen - a king/fierce
  head derived from heafod - head or promontary
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Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name


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: 27/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps