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Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

pierre_pierre
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Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

Can you add to this list?
1 Nempnett Thrubwell - Somerset
2 Pity Me - County Durham
3 Crackpot - North Yorkshire
4 Puddletown - Dorset
5 Old Sodbury - Gloucestershire
6 Ballybogey - Antrim, Northern Island
7 Great Cockup - Cumbria
8 Greater Twaddle - Leicestershire
9 Pratts Bottom - Bromley
10 Yetts O'Muchart
Courtesy of BBC Country file mag.
my additions
Piddlehinton - Dorset
Wyre Piddle - Pershore, Worcestershire
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nadger
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Re: Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

Don't forget this place in your favourite county  Smiley
pierre_pierre
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Re: Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

and don't forget that they had a Women's institute that changed its name
jmd
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Re: Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

What to?
pierre_pierre
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Re: Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

it was the Ugley Womens Institute, now it's the Womens Institue, Ugley, cant see why they changed it
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Re: Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

You missed Kingston Bugpuize.
You need to get yourself a copy of The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams
Web version of The Meaning of Liff
Chilly
pierre_pierre
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Re: Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

yes that list is OK, but you have to look through it to find somthing weard, like
BONKLE  - North Lanarkshire
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Re: Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

No Place (Co. Durham)
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jmd
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Re: Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

Clowne - Derbyshire Smiley
Rikaitch
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Re: Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

How about Pant, just south of Oswestry?
Or Lickey End, in the West Midlands
Or Brown Willy (I kid you not) in Cornwall
And my personal favourite is Twatt in Orkney
pierre_pierre
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Also in Essex we have Much hadham.
When I used to drive up to Yorkshire I passed a place called Land of Nod.
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Re: Top 10 Bizarre Place Names

Also in Essex, adjacent villages I used to visit regularly (nice pubs!) - Matching Green and Matching Tye.
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New Invention..... (north of Knighton, Mid Wales)
Nomansland    Devon
          and        Wiltshire
Sots Hole      Lincolnshire
To add to the list ! Roll eyes
nadger
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If you're feeling hungry there's Toad Hole in Nth Yorks  Smiley