Glevum


Attested:  RC Glebon Colonia;  AI iter 13 Clevo
   Inscriptions:  GLEV...,  GLEVI 2x,  GLEVA 2x,  RPG many times

Where:  Gloucester, around SO831185.

Name origin:  Latin glaeba ‘land, soil’.

Notes:  Gloucester has the lowest fordable crossing of the river Severn, which makes it a twin of London = ‘lands’.  RC appears to show Glebon and Colonia as separate words, and hence possibly as separate places, but that does not help to solve the problem of names in the Welsh Marches.

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Last Editedd: 9 September 2016