Attested: AI iter 2 Durolevo; Peutinger Durolevo
Where: Ospringe, Kent, TQ99516113, where the Roman road crossed the Westbrook,
leading to Faversham Creek, whose former extent can be seen on flood-risk maps. A roadside settlement, not a fort.
Name origin: Duro ‘crossing’ plus as second element a lavant intermittent river of the type discussed here. The Westbrook was “until the 1960s a small but powerful spring-fed stream”. This analysis outranks alternatives based on Latin levo ‘to elevate’ or levo ‘to smoothe’ or laevus ‘left’.
Last Edited: 22 October 2016