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CAMBORICUM in Britain. Another reading is Camboritum, and perhaps this is preferable,--the -rit- having the same power with the Rhed- in Rhedyuna (Ox-ford)==ford. In this case the word would mean a ford over the Cam. The name occurs in the fifth Itinerary, and the difficulties which attend it are of the same kind as those noticed under CAMBODUNUM

The line, which is from London to Carlisle, runs to Caesaromagus (Writtle), Colonia (Colchester or Maldon), Villa Faustini, Iciani, Camboricum, Durolipons, Durobrivae, Causennae, Lindum,--this latter point alone being one of absolute certainty, i. e. Lincoln. That Ancaster == Causennae is nearly certain; but the further identifications of Villa Faustini with Dunmow, of Iciani with Chesterford, and Durolipons with Cambridge or Godmanchester, and of Durobrivis with Caistor or Water-Newton, are uncertain. Add to this the circuitous character of any road from London to Lincoln viã either Colchester or Maldon. The two localities most usually given to Camboricum are Cambridge and Icklingham (near Mildenhall in Suffolk). In the former place there are the castra of Chester-ton and Grant-chester, in the latter a Camp-field, a Rom-pit-field, and numerous Roman remains. Again,--as Horsley remarks,--the river on which Icklingham stands runs into the Cam, so that the first syllable may apply to the one place as well as the other. Probably, the true identification has yet to be made.


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