Attested: Stodoion or Stodoyon at position 158 in the Cosmography
Where: Birrens Roman fort at NY21907518 near a tributary of the river Annan, north of the Solway Firth.
Name origin: Greek στωιδιον, a diminutive of στοα ‘roofed colonnade, storehouse’, presumably referring to the fort's granaries, raised off the ground on short pillars to keep them dry and safe from rodents.
Notes: Frere (2001) stated that Antonine Birrens had three granaries and that it made sense to follow Rivet & Smith in joining this name to the next one to make Stodoion Sinetriadum, listed on two lines on the Cosmography's source map, really a single place. This sounds plausible, but Jackson's suggestion that the Itinerary's Blatobulgium was another name for Birrens is not.
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