Vinovia

Attested:  Ptolemy 2,3,16 Ουιννοουιον, a πολις of the Βριγαντες
  AI iter 1 Vinovia;  RC Vinovia or Vinonia; Inscription Vinovie

WhereBinchester Roman fort at NZ20933132, where Dere Street crossed the river Wear, just after the inflow of the river Gaunless.

Name origin:  Possibly Vindo- plus Latin via ‘road’, making this place mean something like ‘pleasant road’

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Last Edited: 02 June 2016