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DORN Gloucestershire, England.

On the Fosse Way 8 km N of Stow on the Wold. A Roman settlement here had long been inferred from finds of sculptured stones, pottery, and coins (2d-4th c.); in 1960 air photographs revealed a ditched enclosure of ca. 4 ha (faintly visible on the ground) with a system of parallel streets within it. Its situation beside, not athwart, the Roman road has suggested that it may have originated as a fort, and the modern name preserves the element “duro.” A sculptured panel inscribed Dea Regina (RIB 125) was found in 1906 at Lemington, 0.8 km to the E.


VCH Worcestershire I (1901) 221; J. K. St. Joseph, JRS 51 (1961) 132-33; name: A. H. Smith, Place-Names of Gloucestershire I (1964) 235.


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