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Wroxeter

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Wroxeter is a village in Shropshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish of Wroxeter and Uppington and is located besides the River Severn, about 5mi south-east of Shrewsbury. It is at the site of the Roman city of Viroconium Cornoviorum, which was the fourth largest civitas capital in Roman Britain.HistoryWroxeter is on the site of the Roman city of Viroconium Cornoviorum, which was the 4th-largest tribal capital in Roman Britain. The name—"Viroconium of the Cornovians"—preserves a native Brittonic name that has been reconstructed as *Uiroconion (" of *Uirokū"), where *Uiro-ku ( "man"-"wolf") is believed to have been a masculine given name meaning "werewolf". The original site of the Cornovian capital (also thought to have been named *Uiroconion) was a hillfort on the Wrekin.
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