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Map Position
This map is showing 'Roman Actual named locations ' centered on Crawley in Sussex.
Map Logic
This map shows Roman roads shown in black plotted from Ivan D Margary 'Roman Roads in Britain' published in 1955.

The red roads are taken from Ivan D Margary 'Roman ways in the Weald' published in 1948.

Major Roman locations are shown as icons, please click for the Roman name.
Icon Key:
Roman City
Roman Town
Roman Villa
Roman Major Fort
Roman Watch Tower
Battle Site

Roman Roads in the South East centered on Crawley Sussex


One or two of the plotted road routes may have slight alignment issues as places and names have changed over the last 60 years since the books were published, making it very difficult to match locations exactly.

Also shown is the Forest of Anderida in green, the high tide changes in the coastline shown in pale blue, and the 5 metre high tide mark on the rivers shown in dark blue. Between Brighton and Eastbourne are shown an estimated additional land mass, based on the current cliff erosion rates.

For the rivers, the 5 metre mark is shown however the tidal reach could be further inland due to the back pressure from the rivers upstream.

Purple lines show proposed changes/potential new Roman Roads based on the landscape/satellite features.

Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name
Battle Site
485AD Merecredesburnan Stede Battle Site  Modern name is Binstead
Battle Site
491AD Pevensey Battle Site  
Roman Town
Alchester Roman Town Oxfordshire 
Roman Major Fort
Anderida Roman Major Fort Sussex Modern name is Pevensey
Roman Major Fort
Anderitum Roman Major Fort Sussex Modern name is Pevensey
Roman Town
Aquae Sulis Roman Town Somerset Modern name is Bath
Roman Watch Tower
Ariconium Roman Watch Tower Herefordshire 
Roman Town
Calleva Atrebatum Roman Town  Modern name is Silchester
Roman Town
Clausentum Roman Town City of Southampton Modern name is Bitterne
Roman Town
Corinium Dobunnorum Roman Town Gloucestershire Modern name is Cirencester
Roman Town
Cunetio Roman Town Suffolk Modern name is Mildenhall
Roman Town
Dorchester on Thames Roman Town Oxfordshire 
Roman Major Fort
Dubris Roman Major Fort Kent Modern name is Dover
Roman Town
Durnovaria Roman Town Dorset Modern name is Dorchester
Roman Town
Durobrivae Roman Town  Modern name is Rochester
Roman Town
Durocornovium Roman Town Wiltshire Modern name is Wanborough
Roman Town
Durovernum Roman Town  Modern name is Canterbury
Roman Watch Tower
Iping Roman Station Roman Watch Tower Sussex Modern name is Iping
Roman Town
Lendiniae Roman Town Somerset Modern name is Ilchester
Roman Villa
Leucomagus Roman Villa  Modern name is East Anton, Andover
Roman City
Londinium Roman City  Modern name is London
Roman Town
Noviomagus Regnorum Roman Town  Modern name is Chichester
Roman Major Fort
Othona Roman Major Fort Essex Modern name is Bradwell-on-sea
Roman Major Fort
Portus Adurni Roman Major Fort Hampshire Modern name is Portchester
Roman Town
Portus Dubris Roman Town  Modern name is Dover
Roman Major Fort
Portus Lemanis Roman Major Fort Kent Modern name is Port Lympne
Roman Major Fort
Regulbium Roman Major Fort  Modern name is Reculver
Roman Major Fort
Rutupiae Roman Major Fort Kent Modern name is Richborough
Roman Town
Sorviodunum Roman Town Wiltshire Modern name is Old Sarum
Roman Watch Tower
Spinae Roman Watch Tower  Modern name is Speen
Roman Town
Venta Belgarum Roman Town  Modern name is Winchester
Roman Town
Verlucio Roman Town Wiltshire Modern name is Sandy Lane
Roman Town
Verulamium Roman Town Oxfordshire Modern name is St Albans
Roman Villa
Villa Roman Villa Oxfordshire 
Roman Town
Vindocladia Roman Town  Modern name is Badbury Rings

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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