Attested: RC Durcinate
Where: Near Stratford St Mary, by a crossing of river Stour, near TM0434.
Name origin: Duro ‘crossing’ plus perhaps a precursor of cunette ‘water channel’.
Notes: AI’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 OE laf = ‘remnant’.
Last Edited: 25 July 2016