Attested: RC Lodone
Where: Marching camps near Muiryfold NJ 48905208 and Auchinhove NJ46185170, near the river Isla, in the Roman advance northwest from Aberdeen towards the Moray Firth.
Name Origin: Lodon or Loddon, as river names in England, were attributed by Ekwall (1928: 258) to a root related to Old Irish loth and Latin lutum ‘mud’. He called the name of the river Isle in Somerset pre-English, without mentioning Greek ἰλυς ‘mud, slime’, which can explain Ptolemy’s Ιλα (Wick harbour). Lodone Roman camp would have been protected on its south by muir/marsh around the river Isla, easily extended to its east and west sides by small dams on tributary streams.
Last Edited: 27 May 2016