[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]
[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Full record: Rochester

County Kent
Transcript Rowch || estr(e)
Icon description single building, spired church with cross, castle, walls with two gates, stripy roofs
  • building
  • castle
  • church with cross
  • decorated roofs
  • gates (multiple)
Description flaking ink
  • flaking ink
Etymology Hrofi, Old English form of Romano-British place-name Dorubrevi + OE ceaster, 'Roman settlement'
Earlier editors Rowchestr; a bridge is shown over the Medway west of Rochester  (Parsons)
Early Maps Rochest(er) (Angliae Figura); Rouchestre (Totius Britanniae; buildings, castle, walls with one gate)
Overwritten yes
Attested spelling Rovecestre 1086 DB