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VERNEMETUM (Willoughby) Leicestershire, England.

The Antonine Itinerary (Iter VI and Iter VIII) indicates that Vernemetum lay 13 Roman miles N of Ratae Coritanorum (Leicester) on the Fosse Way. Its position has been ascertained by excavation in 1947 and 1964-68, but little is known of the settlement. It seems to have been a humble one with simple buildings and no defenses. The Roman name implies the existence of a temple or other sacred site, but of this there is no recorded trace.

M. TODD

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