Attested: AI iter 2 Venonis, iter 6 Venonis, iter 8 Vennonis.
Where: The Roman settlement at High Cross, Leicestershire, SP47338874, where Watling Street and the Fosse Way intersected – essentially the crossroads of Roman England. There appears to be no Roman fort there, nor any river nearby.
Name Origin: As discussed for Venutio, an element *ven- here may not mean ‘family, kindred’, but may come from Latin venus ‘sale’, making Venonis a selling place, like a Roman forerunner of a motorway service area.
Last Edited: 13 September 2016