Attested: AI iter 2 Bannaventa, iter 6 Isannavantia, iter 8 Bannavantio
Where: Roman settlement at Whilton Lodge, at SP611645, on Watling Street, near Daventry. Nothing topographically noteworthy is immediately nearby, but 3 km away is Borough Hill, topped by ancient hill-forts and modern radio masts.
Name origin: See here about Bann- and here about Venta.
Notes: This area is the central watershed of England, with the river Nene flowing east to the Wash and the North Sea, and the river Leam flowing west towards an Avon and the Severn estuary. A strong candidate for the site of Boudicca’s last battle is 7 km away, at Church Stowe, SP624575, while 2 km away around SP63046529 lies a possible Roman camp.
Last Edited: 19 December 2017