Clindum

Attested:  RC Clindum

Where:  Near Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, where there was an offset road junction of the main Roman road from Carlisle to Glasgow (roughly equivalent to the modern A74M) and a transverse road (like a Scottish version of the Fosse Way) from Galloway to Berwick-on-Tweed.  A traveller heading north would first see a branch to the right (at a location not yet defined) heading towards Raeburnfoot and ultimately Berwick-upon-Tweed, followed at about NY111836 by a branch to the left heading ultimately towards Galloway.  At least three forts or marching camps were nearby, at Ladyward, Torwood, and Lochmaben.  The general location follows from RC’s order of listing names.

Name origin:  Latin clino, Greek κλινω ‘to slope, to turn aside’.

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Last Edited: 04 June 2016