Friday, September 12, 2014

Unusual and Interesting

Ae, near Dumfries. The shortest place name in Britain.
Anthill Common, near Waterlooville, Hampshire. A town named after an anthill?
Anton's Gout, near Boston, Lincolnshire. Gout is painful.  Anton deserved to have a town named after him.
Apes Dale, near Bromsgrove, Worce. Since there are no apes in England, maybe this has to do with evolution?
Hole in the Wall, near Ross-on-Wye. I've heard some people say they come from a hole in the wall, these people really do.
Land of Nod, near Grayshott, Hampshire.Lickey End, near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.  Winkin, Blinkin and Nod.
 British town names.  All countries have them.  I mean I live in Pennsylvania and they can boast of a town named Intercourse.  But still, I find some of these amusing.  Maybe you will, too.

Barton in the Beans, west of Leicester. What kind of beans?

Batchelor's Bump, near Hastings, Sussex. But there is no spinster's anything.

Beer, near Seaton, Devon. A town for red necks?

Besses o'th' Barn, south of Bury, Greater Manchester. Did the Besses live in a  barn?

Booze, Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire (but no pub, sadly).

Buttock Point, Isle of Bute. How could you tell people your address when you live here?

Cackle Street, near Hastings, Sussex. Some say hens and women cackle.

Dirty Gutter, near Leek, Staffordshire. Yep, I've had those.

Frisby-on-the-Wreake, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Is this where Frisby got its name?

Great Snoring, near Walsingham, Norfolk.Dull, near Pitlochry. The nightime sounds in this town must be interesting.

Hamsterley, near Bishop Auckland (also Consett) Durham.  I've had a hamster.  He was great.  But name a town after him?

Lickham Bottom, near Hemyock, Devon.Lost, near Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. No, but thanks for asking.

Mucking, near Tilbury, Essex. Are there a lot of stables there?

Noah's Ark, near Sevenoaks, Kent.  Was it built here or did the voyage end here?

Pease Pottage, near Crawley, West Sussex. Hot or cold?

Pity Me, north of Durham.  Please don't.

Raw, near Whitby. (naked or half-baked?) 

Wasps Nest, near Lincoln I don't like to look at them.  Why would I want to live in one.

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