Attested: Durcinate at position 100 in the Ravenna Cosmography
Where: Near Stratford St Mary, by a crossing of the river Stour, near TM0434.
Name origin: Duro ‘crossing’ plus perhaps a precursor of cunette ‘water channel’.
Notes: The Antonine Itinerary's Ad Ansam ‘at the handle’ was nearby, perhaps close to Higham and the Stour's confluence with the river Brett. That hypothetical cunette/channel precursor may also have existed on the same Roman road at Kelvedon (Canonium), which was Cynlauedyne in AD 998, where Old English laf = ‘remnant’.
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