Vindolanda

Attested:  in multiple Vindolanda tablets; RC Vindolande; ND Vindolana

WhereChesterholm Roman fort on Hadrian’s Wall at NY77056635.

Name originVindo ‘pleasant’ plus a forerunner of OE land.  Parallels include OE wynland, and numerous places with names such as Placentia, Beaulieu, and Fairlawn.

Notes:  At Vindolanda there is nothing obvious to fit the Celtic ‘white’ explanation.

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Last Edited: 27 July 2016