AttestedClindum at position 160 in the Ravenna Cosmography

Where:  The Roman road junction in the Arthuret parish on the border between England and Scotland, where a road from Carlisle would continue heading towards Raeburnfoot and points north, while another road forks left towards Gretna and points west.  The precise spot is uncertain, but it must lie somewhere near NY3966, and modern place names Alstonby, Sandysike, and Westlinton.

Name origin:  Latin clino, Greek κλινω ‘to slope, to turn aside’.  See here for a discussion of all Roman names in this area north of the Solway.

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