Ermine Street Guard Roman display recreated in Playmobil
Ermine Street, Caxton
Ermine Street Guard at Colchester Sun 11th June 2017
Ermine Street is the name of a major Roman road in England that ran from London (Londinium) to Lincoln and York (Eboracum). The Old English name was "Earninga Straete" (1012), named after a tribe called the Earningas, who inhabited a district later known as Armingford Hundred, around Arrington, Cambridgeshire and Royston, Hertfordshire. "Armingford", and "Arrington" share the same Old English origin. The original Celtic and Roman names for the route remain unknown. It is also known as the Old North Road from London to where it joins the A1 Great North Road near Godmanchester.