AttestedDurcinate at position 100 in the Ravenna Cosmography

Where:  Near Stratford St Mary, by a crossing of the river Stour, near TM0434.

Name originDuro ‘crossing’ plus perhaps a precursor of cunette ‘water channel’.

Notes:  The Antonine Itinerary's Ad Ansam ‘at the handle’ was nearby, perhaps close to Higham and the Stour's confluence with the river Brett.  That hypothetical cunette/channel precursor may also have existed on the same Roman road at Kelvedon (Canonium), which was Cynlauedyne in AD 998, where Old English laf = ‘remnant’.

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