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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 Church Stretton 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 6b which goes from Leintwardine - Monmouth(Leintwardine - Monmouth)commonly known as 'Watling Street'.
Icon Key:

6b - Leintwardine to Monmouth
(Leintwardine to Monmouth)
commonly known as 'Watling Street'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 6b starting near Wroxeter in Shropshire ending near Hereford in Herefordshire ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Wroxeter  Shropshire
Craven Arms  Herefordshire
Monmouth  Monmouthshire
Wroxeter  Shropshire
Craven Arms  Herefordshire
Monmouth  Monmouthshire
Shrewsbury  Shropshire
Craven Arms  Herefordshire
Monmouth  Monmouthshire
Cross Houses  Shropshire
Craven Arms  Herefordshire
Monmouth  Monmouthshire
Shrewsbury  Shropshire
Monmouth  Monmouthshire
Pitchford  Shropshire
Leominster  Herefordshire
Monmouth  Monmouthshire
Acton Burnell  Shropshire
Leominster  Herefordshire
Monmouth  Monmouthshire
Shrewsbury  Shropshire
Leominster  Herefordshire
Trelleck Surgery  Monmouthshire
Shrewsbury  Shropshire
Leominster  Herefordshire
Monmouth  Monmouthshire
Kingsland  Herefordshire
Monmouth  Monmouthshire
Church Stretton  Shropshire
Eardisland  Herefordshire
Broadstone  Monmouthshire
Church Stretton  Shropshire
Leominster  Herefordshire
Chepstow  Monmouthshire
All Stretton  Shropshire
Leominster  Herefordshire
Chepstow  Monmouthshire
Church Stretton  Shropshire
Leominster  Herefordshire
Chepstow  Monmouthshire
Church Stretton  Shropshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Saint Arvans  Monmouthshire
Church Stretton  Shropshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Chepstow  Monmouthshire
Church Stretton  Shropshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Chepstow  Monmouthshire
Craven Arms  Shropshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Craven Arms  Shropshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Craven Arms  Shropshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Craven Arms  Shropshire
Canon Pyon  Herefordshire
Craven Arms  Shropshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Craven Arms  Shropshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Shelderton  Shropshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Craven Arms  Herefordshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Craven Arms  Herefordshire
Hereford  Herefordshire
Current translation for Wroxeter
  wrox derived from hroc - rook, raven or jackdaw
  eter derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Rochecestre(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Monmouth
  mon derived from mon - man
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Wroxeter
  wrox derived from hroc - rook, raven or jackdaw
  eter derived from cæster - roman fortified town
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Rochecestre(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Monmouth
  mon derived from mon - man
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Shrewsbury
  shrew derived from screb - cormorant
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) 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
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Berewic(Shropshire)
Sciropesberie(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Monmouth
  mon derived from mon - man
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Cross Houses
  cross derived from cruce - a cross(religious) , a crook or water pot, a crossing point
  house derived from hus - dwelling, shelter, house - from Proto-Germanic *husan
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Monmouth
  mon derived from mon - man
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Shrewsbury
  shrew derived from screb - cormorant
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) 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
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Berewic(Shropshire)
Sciropesberie(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Monmouth
  mon derived from mon - man
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Pitchford
  pitch derived from pic - pitch - resin
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Piceford(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Leominster
  leo derived from leah - a lea, meadow, open space, untilled land
  minster derived from minster - large church or monastry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Leominstre(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Monmouth
  mon derived from mon - man
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Acton Burnell
  ac derived from aac - oak trees
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
  burn derived from burn - a brook or stream
  ell derived from eel - eel
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Actune(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Leominster
  leo derived from leah - a lea, meadow, open space, untilled land
  minster derived from minster - large church or monastry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Leominstre(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Monmouth
  mon derived from mon - man
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Shrewsbury
  shrew derived from screb - cormorant
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) 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
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Berewic(Shropshire)
Sciropesberie(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Leominster
  leo derived from leah - a lea, meadow, open space, untilled land
  minster derived from minster - large church or monastry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Leominstre(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Trelleck Surgery
Tr we cannot translate at the moment
  el derived from el - person
  le derived from leah - A lea, meadow, open space, untilled land
ck we cannot translate at the moment
Surgery we cannot translate at the moment
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Shrewsbury
  shrew derived from screb - cormorant
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) 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
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Berewic(Shropshire)
Sciropesberie(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Leominster
  leo derived from leah - a lea, meadow, open space, untilled land
  minster derived from minster - large church or monastry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Leominstre(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Monmouth
  mon derived from mon - man
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Kingsland
  kings derived from cyng - the king's
  land derived from land - ground, earth or field
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Chingestone(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Monmouth
  mon derived from mon - man
  mouth derived from muða - mouth of a river
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Church Stretton
  church derived from cirice - burial ground
  stret derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stratun(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Eardisland
  ear derived from ærn - habitation
  dis derived from dic - a dyke, a mound or bank
  land derived from land - ground, earth or field
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Clive(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Broadstone
  broad derived from bræd - broad or wide
  stone derived from stan - stone - probably a roman road, milestone or builders stone
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Church Stretton
  church derived from cirice - burial ground
  stret derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stratun(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Leominster
  leo derived from leah - a lea, meadow, open space, untilled land
  minster derived from minster - large church or monastry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Leominstre(Shropshire)
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 All Stretton
  all derived from ellen/alr/aler - elder tree
  stret derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Leominster
  leo derived from leah - a lea, meadow, open space, untilled land
  minster derived from minster - large church or monastry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Leominstre(Shropshire)
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 Church Stretton
  church derived from cirice - burial ground
  stret derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stratun(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Leominster
  leo derived from leah - a lea, meadow, open space, untilled land
  minster derived from minster - large church or monastry
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Leominstre(Shropshire)
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 Church Stretton
  church derived from cirice - burial ground
  stret derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stratun(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Saint Arvans
  saint derived from sanctus - saint
  ar derived from ar - oar
v we cannot translate at the moment
  an derived from ƿan - Wetlands
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Church Stretton
  church derived from cirice - burial ground
  stret derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stratun(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
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 Church Stretton
  church derived from cirice - burial ground
  stret derived from via strata - originally from the latin via strata(high paved road) -Old English stret (Mercian, Kentish), stræt (West Saxon)
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Stratun(Shropshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
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 Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Canon Pyon
  can derived from þan - wetlands
  on derived from on - near
P we cannot translate at the moment
  ending in y derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
  on derived from on - near
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Peune(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Shelderton
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
  hel derived from hell - the grave - burial place
  der derived from deor - any wild animal but usually deer
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Craven Arms
  craven arms derived from craven almes - a modern settlement originally owned by Lord Craven
craven derives from crawan - to crow like a cock
alms are something given
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Hereford
  here derived from haere - foreign troops
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Names found:Hereford(Worcestershire)
Herefordie(Herefordshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
 
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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
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Romney Marsh Research Trust
Romney Marsh the Fifth Continent
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Global warming Flood Maps
The Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Google Maps - the core of the system
GeoPlaner - Useful site for plotting map data
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Wikipedia - Portus Istus
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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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