Attested: AI iter 10 Galava
Where: Nowhere. Almost certainly a manuscript error. If this was a real place AI's mileage figures would place it somewhere in the Lake District, such as near Mardale, a lost village now submerged under the waters of Haweswater Reservoir in the Lake District, at about NY469110. However, that would imply a Roman route where none is known to exist and with a lot of hill-climbing, which are altogether implausible.
Name Origin: Evidently a copyist got confused by the pile-up of similar names in the Lancashire/Cumbria area (discussed
Galacum, at Burrow-in-Lonsdale,
Caluvio, probably at Lancaster, and
Galluvio which might also be a mistake.
Notes: The key argument against this being a real place is that the distance of 18 Roman miles between
Clanoventa (Ambleside) and Galava given by AI is correct for Ambleside to
Alone (Low Borrowbridge).
Last Edited: 16 September 2017