Saxon Seaxe Anglo Saxon History
Map Position
This map shows the position of locations containing 'Bremenivm, Cataractonivm, Corstopitvm, Delgovicia, Derventio Brigantium, Ebracvm, Isurivm, Petuaria, Vindomora, Vinovivm, stamford bridge' centered on Alkborough in Lincolnshire.
Map Logic
This map shows Roman roads shown in black plotted from Ivan D Margary 'Roman Roads in Britain' published in 1955.

Major Roman locations are shown as icons, please click for the Roman name.

The blue shaded areas show the approximate extent of the 5 metre high tide level which would have been effective in these times.
Icon Key:
Roman Watch Tower

Roman Roads and possible forts near Alkborough Lincolnshire


This map is intended to show the Roman roads around the Humber Estuary, showing the sea influx if the 5 metre is the limit of the high tide for Roman times, which I believe I can prove here.

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.

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 potential new Roman Roads based on the landscape/satellite features.

Locations Shown on map
Original Name Type CountyCurrent Name
Roman Watch Tower
Delgovicia Roman Watch Tower Yorkshire Modern name is Wetwang
Stamford Bridge Village Cheshire 
Stamford Bridge Village Yorkshire 

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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Data is derived from a number or sources including the Ordnance Survey Gazetter data overlayed onto Google Maps