Glanoventa

Attested:  AI iter 10 Clanoventa;  ND Glannibanta;  probably RC Cantaventi too.

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

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

Notes:  This site has confused almost everyone who looked at it because several nearby names appear to have got duplicated in the original sources (as discussed here) with knock-on effects in messing up yet other places.

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Last Edited: 19 September 2017