Glanoventa

AttestedClanoventa on iter 10 of the Antonine Itinerary;  Glannibanta in the Notitia Dignitatum;  probably Cantaventi at position 115 in the Ravenna Cosmography too.

Where:  The Roman fort at the head of Lake Windermere, near Ambleside, at NY37250340.

Name Origin:  The first parts of these names probably all meant something like ‘river bank’, as discussed under Giano, while for the name ending see under Venta ‘home place’.

Notes:  This area's early names have confused almost everyone who looked at them (as discussed here).

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