Anglo Saxon History
Map Position

This map is showing 'Roman Implied, Roman Actual named locations ' of type 'Roman City, Roman Town, Roman Villa, Roman Major Fort, Roman Station, Roman Port, Roman Bloomery' centered on 54.73024,-2.01737 in County Durham.

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 821 which goes from Stanhope - Bollinghope Common(Stanhope - Bollinghope Common).

Icon Key:
Roman City
Roman Station

821 - Stanhope to Bollinghope Common
(Stanhope to Bollinghope Common)

Ivan D Margary Roman Road 821 starting near Stanhope in County Durham ending near Bishop Auckland in County Durham ....

This route passes through the following locations.
Stanhope  County Durham
Bishop Auckland  County Durham
Current translation for Stanhope
  stan derived from stenen - stoney - probably a roman road milestone or builders stone
  hope derived from hofa - the court of a prince or justice
Place name translation provided by
Current translation for Bishop Auckland
  bishop derived from bisceop - land owned by a bishop
  auck derived from aac - oak
  land derived from land - ground, earth or field
Place name translation provided by
Locations Shown on map
Original Name Current Name
Roman City
East Corn Park Roman City 
Roman Station
Longovicium Roman Station 
Roman City
Lowther Leisure Park Roman City 
Roman City
Lowther Park Roman City 
Roman City
Relandsgate Roman City 
Roman City
Scalegate Roman City 
Roman Station
Vindomora Roman Station Modern name is Ebchester
Roman Station
Vinovia Roman Station Modern name is Binchester
Roman City
Whitley Castle (Roman Fort) Roman City 

External References in no particular order :-
Original Manuscripts of the 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


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Author: Simon M - Last Updated: 08/04/2019 14:01
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