The strangest place names in the UK
Here at Age Concern Liverpool & Sefton, we recently came across a map at Familybreakfinder.co.uk that features the daftest and strangest place names in the UK. We loved it and thought that you might too; but pleased be warned some of them are quit rude!
Starting in bonnie Scotland; just north of Aberdeen is “Fattiehead” and a little south from there is “Brokenwind”.
Towards Newcastle we find “Pity me” and “Wide Open”. Heading down through Teeside to Yorkshire we have “Crackpot”, “Giggleswick” and “Wetwang”.
Not too far from Southport we have ”Blubberhouses”, “Jump”, “Bunny” and “Barton in the Beans”. Near Norwich is a particular favourite of ours, “Great snoring”, which is almost level with “Wig wig” and Chemistry” near the border of Wales. Wales also gives us “Mumbles”, near Gloucester there is “Catbrain” and who could forget “Matching Tie” near Cambridge?
The far south of England though is the easy winner as far as odd names are concerned. “Curry Mallet” isn’t too far from Bath, “Donkey Town” is south of London, and in the far South we have the delights of, “Brown Willy”, “Droop”, “Loose Bottom” and “Crapstone”.
Not listed on the map, but equally fun and often even ruder are:
Badgers Cross, Balls Cross, Bell End, Bitchfield, Bishop Spit. Boggy Bottom, Cockermouth, Cockfosters, Crudwell, Greedy Gut, Greensplat, Ha-Ha Road, Moofield, Mudchute, Mudford Sock, No Place, Once Brewed/Twice Brewed, Penistone, Pratt’s Bottom, Pucklechurch, Queen Camel, Rotten End, Sandy Balls, Scratchy Bottom, Spanker Lane, Tiddlywink, Tokers Green, Upperthong, Ugley, Westward Ho! and Windy Nook.