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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 Chester 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 701 which goes from Chester - Warrington(wilderspool)(Chester - Warrington(wilderspool)).
Icon Key:

701 - Chester to Warrington(wilderspool)
(Chester to Warrington(wilderspool))

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 701 starting near Chester in Cheshire West and Chester ending near Warrington in Warrington ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Chester  Cheshire West and Chester
Mickle Trafford  Cheshire West and Chester
Chester  Cheshire West and Chester
Frodsham  Cheshire West and Chester
Helsby  Cheshire West and Chester
Frodsham  Cheshire West and Chester
Sutton Weaver  Cheshire West and Chester
Warrington  Halton
Higher Walton  Warrington
Warrington  Warrington
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 Mickle Trafford
  mickle derived from mikil - big
T we cannot translate at the moment
  ra derived from ra - roebuck - deer
f we cannot translate at the moment
  ford derived from forda - shallow place where a river can be crossed
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Traford(Cheshire)
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 Frodsham
  frods derived from froxas - frogs
  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
Name found:Frotesham(Cheshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Helsby
  hel derived from hell - the grave - burial place
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
  ending in by|by derived from buð - shelter
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Helesbe(Cheshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Frodsham
  frods derived from froxas - frogs
  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
Name found:Frotesham(Cheshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Sutton Weaver
  sut derived from suþ - south
  ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
W we cannot translate at the moment
  ea derived from ea - stream
v we cannot translate at the moment
  er derived from ere - a person
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Warrington
  war derived from wer - a wier
  r derived from ere - person
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
  ending in ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Walentune(Cheshire)
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Higher Walton
  high derived from hoh - of great height, tall, conspicuously elevated
  er derived from ere - a person
  walt derived from walch - a harrow - farm
  on derived from on - near
Place name translation provided by saxonhistory.co.uk
Current translation for Warrington
  war derived from wer - a wier
  r derived from ere - person
  ing derived from ænge - troubled village(appear to be fortlets or pallisaded villages)
  ending in ton derived from tun - a settlement on a hill
Found in Domesday 1086AD
Name found:Walentune(Cheshire)
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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