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
found in 1906 at Lemington, 0.8 km to the E.
I (1901) 221; J. K.
St. Joseph, JRS
51 (1961) 132-33; name: A. H. Smith,
Place-Names of Gloucestershire
I (1964) 235.