Ad Pontem

Attested:  AI  iter 6  Ad Pontem

Where:  East Stoke Roman fort at SK759504 on the Fosse Way beside the river Trent.

Name origin:  Latin for ‘at the bridge’.

Notes:  Presumably there was a bridge across the Trent here, but care is needed with words thought to mean ‘bridge’: Latin pons was etymologically ‘path, road’ and the place-name element *briva was etymologically ‘brow, brink’.  This was the site of the battle of Stoke Field in 1487, and possibly of earlier battles on the banks of the Trent mentioned by Bede and by the Historia Brittonum.

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Last Edited: 25 April 2016