Attested: AI iter 14 Traiectus
Where: Bitton, Gloucestershire, ST680696, probably a Roman posting station.
Name origin: Latin trajectus ‘crossing’, well known for ferry crossings elsewhere in the Roman Empire.
Notes: The mileages in iter 14 around here make excellent sense for the route discussed by Margary (1973:137-8), so it looks as if AI really did mean Traiectus to apply to a crossing of the narrow river Boyd at Bitton and not to the far more logical crossing of the wide river Severn. Maybe, as R&S discussed, some scribe got confused by a parenthetical or marginal note saying “catch ferry here” and over-wrote a name at Bitton with it. Note also that a Domesday place name Tric, near Skegness, Lincolnshire may also have come from Traiectus.
Last Edited: 25 June 2016