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  • Amusing Place names in Great Britain
  • Trumpery Lane – Just outside norwich

    and…

    Shavington cum gresty – somewhere along the A5 if I recall…

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    Late lamented

    Recently changed after residents got bored with all the inevitable naked posing. New version:

    Great and little snoring always make me smile, on the A17 norfolk I think

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    Place near Reeth called Booze.
    Totties is another good one thats not far from Holmfirth.
    Shittlehope west of Hamsterley.

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    Friend of mine used to live on a road called Butts Mount.

    I’m just down the road from Bedlam. Keep meaning to take a picture.

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    Fingringhoe.

    Essex.

    samuri
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    I can’t believe I’m the first.

    Also by us is a place called ‘Dangerous Corner’

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    From up my neck o’ t’woods, Rumble Gut and Breasty Haw.

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    Some near me…

    Bucklers Hard

    Nether Wallop

    and trundling around in the New Forest…
    Woodfidley Bottom
    Shave Wood
    The Butts
    Naked Man near Duck Hole
    Shaggs Meadow
    Mount Pleasant

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    found this last summer…

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    ^^^ fantastic!

    Oh, and although not funny now, my home ‘region’ of Furness is derived from the Old Norse word for female genitalia, so would’ve been worth a guffaw if this had been posted 1,000 years ago.

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    I always liked the name “Cavalier Approach” in Leeds.

    Sorry it’s not naughty.

    Float, Sting lives there.

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    Not read the whole thread so it may already have been mentioned, but Cocklick End takes some beating. It’s in Gisburn Forest too.

    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/place/Cocklick_End_in_Lancashire_484611_569611.htm

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    In County Durham we’ve got No Place

    and Quaking houses

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    nothing provocative, but always loved, ” Findo Gask ”

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    Auchenshuggle is good.

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    Lumbutts and Mankinholes always make me laugh, both in STW land.

    Oh and Barton in the Beans, Leicestershire.

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    For fear of a ban I won’t write it here but Magpie Lane, Oxford used to have a surprising name.

    In Wigan there is an InceSt Mary’s School.

    Just round the corner from me and always raises a snigger:

    Puts me in mind of that Greg Davies line: “At my age sex is like thumbing marshmallows into the anus of a cat.”

    *snigger*

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    “At my age

    Playing pool with a rope.

    There is another

    near me, too.

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    Ive always thought that “Shingay – Cum – Wendy” was particularly snortsome.

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    I saw this on Saturday, and very impressive it was too.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twmpa

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    Are you aware of the definition of

    Mankinholes

    ?

    http://tmoliff.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/mankinholes-pln.html

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    Incidentally,

    Chorlton of “and the Wheelies” fame is named after Chorlton Cum Hardy(*).

    Not the greatest of middle names, to be honest.

    (* – it was on a “made in…” label inside his egg)

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    For fear of a ban I won’t write it here but Magpie Lane, Oxford used to have a surprising name.

    See also: Grape Lane in York, London, various other places.

    Outside o’ Brizzle, me babber:

    Not even rude, but still funny.

    I remember a Paul Young album with a picture of him next to the sign of a town named Shitterton and the question “have you ever?”. Made me laugh, anyway

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    Mr agreeable – that looks like quite good read, cheers.

    Just outside Stroud, you’ve got Sheepscombe (and the “combe” bit rhymes not with womb…more like “bum”).

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    There’s a few in Cumbria – I always liked it when I spotted “Wide Open Dykes” on the maps. There’s Great Cockup and Little Cockup near Caldbeck.

    I also have a little chuckle when I pass through “Loggerheads” on the way into North Wales. Always feel like stopping and phoning someone to tell then that I am at…

    For fear of a ban I won’t write it here but Magpie Lane, Oxford used to have a surprising name.
    See also: Grape Lane in York, London, various other places.

    Trinity Row (row of mid-C18th cottages where I used to live in Frome) was previously known as Grope Lane…

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    For fear of a ban I won’t write it here but Magpie Lane, Oxford used to have a surprising name.
    See also: Grape Lane in York, London, various other places.

    Well if we’re allowed to do York it all gets too easy…

    Whip Ma Whop Ma Gate

    (There probably isn’t one in London or various other places though)

    Just outside York you have Bolton Percy

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    Hooker Close in Budleigh Salterton 🙂

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    Sounds painful:

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    Slightly annoyed by Google Maps who have changed the name of a house just outside of Uplawmoor (which incidentally used to be called Ouplaymoor).

    It now shows up as Spinkie.

    But the sign on the house shows SPUNKIE !

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=spunkie%20uplawmoor&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDUQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geograph.org.uk%2Fphoto%2F2756252&ei=VO8rUcOnCOm00QWMn4HIDA&usg=AFQjCNGqr5VZdQBmOam0hOyfI7g8ajBBxA&bvm=bv.42768644,d.d2k

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    Cockermouth up in the lakes, always makes me laugh!

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