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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 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:

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 ....

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 cæster - roman fortified town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Cestre(Cheshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Mollington
  mol derived from mæl - speech - place for speaking
  ling derived from el ænge - people of a troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Mollitone(Oxfordshire)
Mollitone(Warwickshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Chester
  chester derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Cestre(Cheshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Ellesmere Port
  ell derived from eel - eel
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
  mere derived from mære - sea or lake (large body of water)
  port derived from portus - a sea port/harbour
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Willaston
  will derived from wig - idol or shrine
a we cannot translate at the moment
  ston derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Wilauestune(Cheshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Birkenhead
  bi derived from bærn - barn
  r derived from ere - person
  ken derived from cen - torch
  head derived from heafod - head or promontary
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
 
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)
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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