Margidunum

Attested:  AI itinera 6 and 8 Margiduno.

WhereEast Bridgford, Nottingham, Roman town and possible fort on the Fosse Way, at SK700416.

Name originMarg- probably came from marga ‘marl’, which seems reasonable for the good agricultural soil in an area that is generally flat and unremarkable.  R&S were sceptical (probably correctly) of an alternative based on a Celtic word for margin.  See also about dunum.

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Last Edited: 8 August 2016