Attested: Clanoventa on iter 10 of the Antonine Itinerary; Glannibanta in the Notitia Dignitatum; probably not Cantaventi at position 115 in the Ravenna Cosmography.
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’. But also see about Vindo-.
Notes: This area's early names have confused almost everyone who has looked at them (as discussed here).
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