English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Aldborough

Historical Forms

  • Isurium, Isubrigantum 4 AntIt


Isurium, 'lσούριου c. 150 Ptolemy, Isurium , Isubrigantum 4 AntIt, the name of the Roman station by the R. Ure, with which name Ekwall thinks it is connected etymologically (v. RNs. s.v.). Many remains of Roman occupation have been found locally.