Attested: Novia in RC's tour of important harbour estuaries
Where: Most likely to be Ptolemy's Καινος Λιμην ‘new harbour’, which was probably on the river Ouse, with the Roman-era port some way inland from Newhaven, close to modern Lewes, near TQ423095, or possibly at Bridge Farm, Wellingham, TQ43301440.
Name Origin: From Latin novus ‘new’ (which also shows up in Noviomagus, Chichester) or else it might be a version of *navis ‘river.
Notes: Other candidates along the south coast include Pulborough on the river Adur, Pagham harbour, and Chichester harbour, leading to Fishbourne Roman Palace.
Last Edited: 19 September 2016