Durobrisin

Attested:  RC Durobrisin

Where:  Scole, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, where AI’s itinera 5 and 9, Roman roads 3c and 3d of Margary, (1973) and medieval Pye Road, now the A140, crossed the river Waveney at TM146785.

Name originDuro- ‘crossing’.  The –brisin part resembles OE brice ‘breach’, from PIE *bhreiə- ‘to cut’, describing how the Waveney (in spate) there makes much of Norfolk into an island.

Notes:  R&S went completely wrong on this name.  Villa Faustini was nearby.

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Last Edited: 20 July 2016