Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ANDERIDA

ANDERIDA, an ancient strong Roman town, or great fortress, at the end of Ermine-street, on the coast of Sussex. It was attacked and destroyed, in the latter part of the 5th century, by the Saxons. Its site has been claimed by seven places in Sussex, and one in Kent; but is now fixed, by the best antiquaries, at Pevensey. The tract around it was called Sylva Anderida, signifying the "uninhabited forest;" and continued to be known by the Saxons as Andredswald.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "an ancient strong Roman town, or great fortress"   (ADL Feature Type: "historical sites")
Administrative units: Sussex AncC
Place: Pevensey

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