Caerleon to Silchester
|Roman place-name||Roman Miles||English Miles||Modern place-names||Margary route number|
|Item ab Isca Calleva m.p. sic.||CVIIII||106||From Caerleon to Silchester|
|Arconio||XI||12.5||Weston Under Penyard||612a|
|(missing stage)||XVIIII||Probably Wanborough||41b|
Is it not strange that it goes from Isca (Caerleon), yet the first stop is Burrio, that is Usk. I would say Usk was more likely to be Isca, on phonetic grounds, but this would throw out the whole of the Iter but there you go…
Clevo (with a ‘C’) is more often noted in other texts as Glevum (with a ‘G’) or similar, so it is probably a clerical error.
Speen has hardly altered its name from Spinis. Apparently means thorny, which works for me(1).
(1) Margaret Gelling, Signposts to the Past, BCA, London, 1976, pp.34-35