identified with the Saxon shore fort at Pevensey. The name
derives from a British prefix ande
"great" and ritu
giving the meaning 'great fords'.
The Old English called the fort
and transferred the name to the forest as
later Andredes Weald,
the Weald. The Notitia Dignitatum
records a numerus
of Abulci, raised around Avila in Spain, here.