Attested: RC Ugrulentum
Where: Probably the Roman fortress at Inchtutil, Perthshire, centered at NO12513971, which was the lynch-pin of Roman military power north of the Antonine Wall.
Name origin: A compound of ὑγρος ‘wet’ (like hygro-) and Latin lentus ‘viscous, slow’, describing the fort’s situation, on a platform beside the river Tay, with a lot of extra protection from boggy ground.
Notes: Inchtutil's archaeology is unusually complete, but around here a series of names in RC need to be matched with a series of Roman sites, and a small change in assumptions could lead to a ripple of changes in name-to-place assignments along the Highland edge. The arguments in favour of Bograndium and Ugueste as high-status names suitable for a big fortress do not (at present) prevail.
Last Edited: 30 September 2016