- Amusing Place names in Great Britain
Not read the whole thread so it may already have been mentioned, but Cocklick End takes some beating. It’s in Gisburn Forest too.Posted 5 years agoMr AgreeableSubscriber
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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…Posted 5 years ago
mintimperial – Member
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 PercyPosted 5 years agostucolMember
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.d2kPosted 5 years ago
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