in Britain, mentioned twice in the Itinerary; firstly, as being 18 miles from Mancunium (Manchester
), and 20 from Deva (Chester
); secondly, as 18 miles from Mancunium, and 18 from Mediolanum.
A good measure of the circuitous character of the lines of the Itinerary is to be found in the comparison of these two notices. The Mediolanum, which in the tenth Itinerary is simply eighteen miles from Condate, in the second stands thus: CONDATE--DEVA M. P. XX.; BOVIO M. P. X.; MEDIOLANO M. P. XX. With these numbers, assuming their absolute correctness, it would not be difficult to fix the locality of Condate, if that of Mediolanum were certain.
This, however, is scarcely the case. Con
gleton, in Cheshire, on the strength of the partial similarity of name, has been claimed a as the representative of Condate; and--with the assumption that Mediolanum == Drayton
on the strength of the locality.
This latter view is Horsley's.
The present writer favours a notion of Dr. Tilsted's that Condate,
name for name, is Kinderton,