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.

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Last Edited: 13 July 2016