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Map Position
This map shows the position of locations containing 'bloomery, Iron-Working' centered on Wadhurst 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.

The bloomeries shown are taken from the Wealden Iron Research Group database

Major Roman locations are shown as icons, please click for more details.
 
Icon Key:
Roman Bloomery
Bloomery 400AD

Roman Roads/Bloomeries in the South East centered on Wadhurst Sussex

 

As you can see, a large number of the Roman Bloomeries are located fairly near the main Roman Roads or Trackways, this implies that the iron produced was carried via these routes to the nearest Port.

There is an argument that the main route for iron out of the Weald was via the Limden/Eastern Rother in Sussex, by looking at the main trackways and places named Street, these are marked as Purple lines on the map, with a centre at modern day Etchingham..

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 Current Name
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Badland Wood Bloomery 100AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Baldslow Place Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Bardown Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Bardown Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Bates Farm (Wittersham Manor) Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Bates Farm (Wittersham Manor) Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Bates Farm (Wittersham Manor) Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Beauport Park Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Beauport Park Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Beauport Park Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Beechbrook Wood Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Bingles Farm 1 Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Bodiam Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 400AD
Iron-Working Brook House Bloomery 400AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Burnthouse Wood, Ludley Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Bynes Farm Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Bynes Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Chapel Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Chitcombe Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Chitcombe Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Chitcombe Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Church Farm Field Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Church Field, Old Place Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Church Field, Old Place Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Coldharbour Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Conster Manor farm Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Cow Park Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Cow Park Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Crowhurst Park Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Crowhurst Park Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Eastlands Farm Bloomery 100AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Footlands Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Footlands Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Footlands Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Footlands Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 400AD
Iron-Working Footlands Bloomery 400AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Forewood 1 Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Forge Wood Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Frankham, Mark Cross Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Frankham, Mark Cross Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Front Wood, Bevingford 1 Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Front Wood, Bevingford 1 Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Furnace Gill Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Garden Hill Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Garden Hill Bloomery 200AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Gilly Wood Unknown Bloomery 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Gilly Wood 2 Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Glossams Place Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Glossams Place Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Godleys Field Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Godleys Field Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Great Cansiron (Blacklands) Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Great Cansiron (Blacklands) Bloomery 200AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Great Park Wood Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Great Park Wood Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Great Park Wood Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Great Warren Field Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Greystones Farm Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Hempstead Wood 1 Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Hempstead Wood 1 Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Holbeanwood Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Holbeanwood Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Howbourne Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Huggit's Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Hurst Wood Unknown Bloomery 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Killingan Woods Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Kitchenham Farm Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Kitchenham Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Kitchenham Farm Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 400AD
Iron-Working Kitchenham Farm Bloomery 400AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Knowle Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Knowle Farm Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Leda Cottages Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Limney Farm 1 Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Lindridge Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Little Farningham Farm 1 Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Little Farningham Farm 1 Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Little Farningham Farm 2 Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Little Farningham Farm 2 Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Little Furnace Wood Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Little Furnace Wood Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Little Inwoods Bloomery 100AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Little Park Wood Unknown Bloomery 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Loneham Farm Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Lovehurst Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Lovehurst Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Lovehurst Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Lower Crutches Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Lower Crutches Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Magreed Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Magreed Farm Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Markly Wood Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Markly Wood Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Minepit Wood / Orznash 2 Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Monk's Hill Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Newnham Park, Chillies Farm Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Newnham Park, Chillies Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Oakenden Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Oaklands Park Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Oaklands Park Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Oaky Wood / Brook House / Oxley Wood 1 / Oxby Wood 2 Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Oldlands Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Oldlands Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Oldlands Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 400AD
Iron-Working Oldlands Bloomery 400AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Omenden Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Omenden Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Omenden Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Petley Wood Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Petley Wood Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Pett Barn Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Pett Barn Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Pett Barn 40 Acres Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Pett Barn 40 Acres Bloomery 200AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Pickdick Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Pippingford Park Bloomery 100AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Platnix Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Pounsley Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Primrose Dell Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Primrose Dell Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Romden Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Romden Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Runhams Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Scaland Wood Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Scocus 1 Bloomery 100AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working South Sowdens Wood Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Stilehouse Wood Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Tanyard Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Tanyard Farm Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Thorp's Wood Bloomery 100AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Thorps Wood Unknown Bloomery 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Turners Green Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Upper Wilting Farm Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Upper Wilting Farm Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Upper Wilting Farm Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Walesbeech Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Walesbeech Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Walnut Tree Field, Renby Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 200AD
Iron-Working Westhawk Farm 1 Bloomery 200AD 
Bloomery 300AD
Iron-Working Westhawk Farm 1 Bloomery 300AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Westhawk Farm 2 Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Wilbees Farm Bloomery 100AD 
Bloomery 100AD
Iron-Working Wilderness Wood 1 Bloomery 100AD 
Unknown Bloomery
Iron-Working Wimbletotts Wood Unknown Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bates Farm (Wittersham Manor) Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Beauport Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bodiam 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bodiam 2 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Broadfield Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Brook House / Oxley Wood 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Burnthouse Wood, Ludley Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bynes Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Chapel Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Church Farm Field Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Church Field, Old Place Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Coldharbour Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Cow Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Crowhurst Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Footlands Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Frankham, Mark Cross Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Front Wood, Bevingford 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Furnace Gill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Garden Hill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Glossams Place Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Godleys Field Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Great Cansiron (Blacklands) Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Great Warren Field Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Harrietsham Church Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Hempstead Wood 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Holbeanwood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Howbourne Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Huggit's Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Kitchenham Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Knowle Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Limney Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Farningham Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Farningham Farm 2 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Little Furnace Wood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Lovehurst Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Lower Crutches Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Magreed Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Markly Wood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Newnham Park, Chillies Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oakenden Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oaklands Park Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Oldlands Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Petley Wood Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Barn Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Barn 40 Acres Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pett Place Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Pounsley Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Primrose Dell Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Ridge Hill Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Romden Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Runhams Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Standen Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Tanyard Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Upper Wilting Farm Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Walesbeech Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Westhawk Farm 1 Roman Bloomery 
Roman Bloomery
Roman Bloomery Bardown Roman Bloomery 


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)
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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