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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 Jarrow in Tyne And Wear.
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 809 which goes from Wrekenton - South Shields(Wrekenton - South Shields)commonly known as 'Wrekendyke'.
Icon Key:
Roman City
Roman Major Fort
Roman Watch Tower

809 - Wrekenton to South Shields
(Wrekenton to South Shields)
commonly known as 'Wrekendyke'

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 809 starting near Gateshead in Tyne and Wear ending near South Shields in Tyne and Wear ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Gateshead  Tyne and Wear
Jarrow  Tyne and Wear
South Shields  Tyne and Wear
Current translation for Gateshead
  gate derived from gat - an entrance - from gat eye of a needle or a hole - appears related to roman roads, or parks
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
  head derived from heafod - head or promontary
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Jarrow
J we cannot translate at the moment
  ar derived from ar - oar
  row derived from ræw - edge or border
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for South Shields
  south derived from suþ - south
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
h we cannot translate at the moment
  i derived from iw - yew
  el derived from el - person
d we cannot translate at the moment
  s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
Place name translation provided by
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name
Roman Major Fort
Corstopitum Roman Major Fort Northumberland Modern name is Corbridge
Roman Watch Tower
Longovicium Roman Watch Tower Durham 
Roman City
Mithraeum Roman City Northumberland 
Roman Watch Tower
Vindomora Roman Watch Tower Durham Modern name is Ebchester
Roman City
Whitley Castle (Roman Fort) Roman City Northumberland 

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)
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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