Coloneas

Attested:  RC Coloneas

Where:  Uncertain.  RC lists Coloneas in a stream of names with uncertain locations, probably just north of the Somerset Levels.  Conceivably near the Charterhouse lead mines.

Name origin:  Most likely based on Latin colonia ‘settlement’.  There is no obvious proper Roman town in the right area, so presumably this referred to a cluster of farms operated by retired Roman soldiers.

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Last Edited: 04 June 2016