Attested: RC Milidunum
Where: Somewhere in south Devon, probably on a road heading south from Exeter similar to the modern A381. One possible location is under Totnes Castle, at SX800605.
Name origin: See here about dunum ‘fort’. For the Mil- part there seems to be no way to choose among Latin miles ‘soldier’, or mille ‘thousand’, or μηλη ‘probe’, or Welsh mil ‘animal’, or the many possible meanings of mel-, etc.
Notes: Traces of a road have been found near Ipplepen, so far reported only in news items and blogs. Modern Marldon catches the eye as slightly similar to Milidunum.
Last Edited: 8 August 2016