in Britain, probably the nominative form of the Gabrosente
of the Notitia, and the Gabrocentio
of the geographer of Ravenna.
It was a station along the line of the Vallum (per lineam Valli
) and was occupied by the second cohort of the Thracians.
The editor of the Monumenta Britannica
identifies Gabrosentum with Drumburgh
in Cumberland: Mr. Bruce, with Bowness.
At Bowness slight traces of the walls of a station may with difficulty be detected, “its southern lines near the church being those which are most apparent.” A small altar, dedicated to Jupiter, by Sulpicius Secundianus, has been dug up at Bowness.