Sitomagus

Attested:  AI iter 9 Sitomago;  TP Sinomago

Where:  The Roman fort at Ixworth, Suffolk, TL93136975, which fits AI’s mileage figures perfectly, and was probably constructed to enforce Roman control after Boudicca’s rebellion.

Name origin:  ‘Seat of power’, with first element from Latin situs, past participle of sino ‘to set down’.  For the second element –magus see under Caesaromagus.

NotesSteerwood (2003) discussed other places that could fit the mileage figures for Sitomagus but lie nearer the coast, particularly East Green, at TM397660.

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Last Edited: 18 July 2016