Durovigutum* (4th Century), Godmundcestre (11th Century), Gutmuncetre, Gudmencestre,
Gumencestre, Guncestre (12th Century), Gumecestre, Gurmundcestre (13th Century)
and finally Godmanchester (15th Century to date).
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Godmanchester, owes the origin of its current name to the Roman occupation
of Britain although there is archaeological evidence that the site
of the town was occupied before the Roman invasion. Godmanchester is situated at
the junction of two famous Roman roads, the Via Devana and Ermine Street where they
cross the River Great Ouse.
Godmanchester stands on the southern bank of the River Great Ouse opposite
the town of Huntingdon on the northern bank to which it is joined by two
bridges, the ancient medieval arched stone bridge and a modern high level bridge
carrying the major A14 dual carriageway between Cambridge and Peterborough. The
town boasts no fewer than 130 buildings Listed for Special Architectural
Godmanchester is one of the towns of the District of
Huntingdonshire, whose administrative centre is
Huntingdon, the other
principal towns being
St Ives home of the
Chapel on the Bridge,
the largest town in the County of Cambridgeshire and
site of the former Abbey.
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