Attested: RC Medibogdo (or Medebogdo)
Where: The Roman fort at Watercrook, Kendal, Cumbria, at SD51459070, in a bend of the river Kent, which flows ultimately into Morecambe Bay. See Shotter (2000).
Name origin: ‘Middle of the bend’, from PIE *medhyo- ‘middle’ plus *bheug- ‘to bend’ (which led to OE boga ‘bow’). This fort is surrounded on three sides by one loop of a single river, probably with some kind of supply wharf and/or weir where there was later a mill dam (Selkirk, 1995: 244).
Notes: An invented name Alavana has been wrongly applied to this fort.
Last Edited: 13 July 2016