6a - Chester to Wroxeter
(Chester to Wroxeter)
commonly known as 'Watling Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 6a starting near Chester in Cheshire West and Chester ending near Wroxeter in Shropshire ....

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 Prees Heath in Shropshire.

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 6a which goes from Chester - Wroxeter(Chester - Wroxeter)commonly known as 'Watling Street'.

Icon Key:
This route passes through the following locations.
Chester  Cheshire West and Chester
Eccleston  Cheshire West and Chester
Chester  Cheshire West and Chester
Aldford  Cheshire West and Chester
Chester  Cheshire West and Chester
Coddington  Cheshire West and Chester
Tilston  Cheshire West and Chester
Malpas  Cheshire West and Chester
Whitchurch  Cheshire West and Chester
Prees Heath  Shropshire
Whitchurch  Shropshire
Prees  Shropshire
Prees Green  Shropshire
Shrewsbury  Shropshire
Besford  Shropshire
Shrewsbury  Shropshire
Shawbury  Shropshire
Telford  Telford and Wrekin
Roden  Telford and Wrekin
Somerwood  Telford and Wrekin
Withington  Shropshire
Shrewsbury  Shropshire
Wroxeter  Shropshire
Current translation for Chester
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Eccleston
Ecc we cannot translate at the moment
  le derived from leagh - a field or place
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Chester
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Aldford
  ald derived from eald - old or ancient or fire
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Chester
  chester derived from ceaster - roman fortified town
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Current translation for Coddington
Codd we cannot translate at the moment
  ing derived from ænge - 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 Tilston
T we cannot translate at the moment
  il derived from ildu - old
  ston derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
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Current translation for Malpas
  mal derived from melu - flour
  pas derived from pise / paþ - pea / path
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Current translation for Whitchurch
  whit derived from wæt - wet, damp, moist
  church derived from cirice - burial ground
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Current translation for Prees Heath
Pre we cannot translate at the moment
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
  heath derived from hæþ - heath or wasteland where heather grows
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Current translation for Whitchurch
  whit derived from wæt - wet, damp, moist
  church derived from cirice - burial ground
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Current translation for Prees
Pre we cannot translate at the moment
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
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Current translation for Prees Green
Pre we cannot translate at the moment
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
  green derived from grene - grassy
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Current translation for Shrewsbury
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
hr we cannot translate at the moment
  ew derived from euwa - a sheep
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
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Current translation for Besford
B we cannot translate at the moment
  es derived from æs/æst - meat/east
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Shrewsbury
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
hr we cannot translate at the moment
  ew derived from euwa - a sheep
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
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Current translation for Shawbury
  shaw derived from sceag - boundary/edge of a wood
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
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Current translation for Telford
  tel derived from teala - farmer
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
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Current translation for Roden
  rod derived from hroða - hides - tanning possibly
  en derived from en - word termination usually means 'of'
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Current translation for Somerwood
  somer derived from sumer - summer or harvest
  wood derived from wudu - wudu, earlier widu tree, trees collectively, forest, grove.
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Current translation for Withington
  with derived from wiðie - a withy - willow band
  ing derived from ænge - 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 Shrewsbury
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
hr we cannot translate at the moment
  ew derived from euwa - a sheep
  s derived from s - of as in 's or multiple
  bury derived from burh/beorg/berie - fortified place, castle - usually associated with old Roman forts / can also be used to mean high place / berry
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Current translation for Wroxeter
Wr we cannot translate at the moment
  ox derived from oxa - oxen
  ending in et derived from æg - æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  er derived from ir - axe shaped ridge
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External References in no particular order :-
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Online Anglo Saxon dictionary
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Binsted village website(Mearcredesburnan Steðe)

 

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Author: Simon M       Document Created: 24/01/2018
Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps