Ermine Street

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Ermine Street,

Saxon name for the Roman road in Britain that ran from London to Lincoln and York. It was one of the four main highways of Saxon England. The name is derived from the Earningas, a group of people who inhabited an area in Cambridgeshire through which the road passed. The road from Silchester to Gloucester was also called Ermine Street.


See I. D. Margary, Roman Roads in Britain (3d ed. 1973).

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