Onno

Attested:  RC Onno

Where:  Almost certainly the same as Hunno Roman fort at Halton Chesters on Hadrian's Wall at NY99746845.

Name origin:  See about Endlicher's Glossary, which states that onno = flumen, for a likely meaning close to ‘water source’.  This fort sits on a ridge of local high ground, which is a watershed between, on the north, streams into the river Pont and, on the south, where there is evidence for extramural settlement, Fence Burn flowing towards the river Tyne about 200m to the south.

Notes  Onno stood in the same relationship to Briga, possibly on the Tyne at Bywell, as Onna did to the other briga in Hampshire.

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Last Edited: 30 January 2017