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    Default Unusual place names

    What unusual, interesting or amusing place names have you come across?

    My favourite is probably Rhyme Intrinsica in Dorset. One near me that amuses many people is Nether Wallop - there are also Middle and Upper Wallops.
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    When I was a delivery driver my round included a village near Llandysul called


    Ffostrasol


    Always made me chuckle anyway h34r:

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&...num=1&ct=title

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    Dorset area seems to do quite well with good old Whitchurch Canonicorum and also Curry Rivel (Typo for Curried Rivel???) and also, of course the piddles and puddles:- Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide,Puddletown, Tolpuddle (as in Martyrs) and Affspuddle.

    My favourite though is Woolfardisworthy in Devon - pronounced Woolsery.
    Last edited by Just Roger; 7th December 2008 at 05:56 PM.

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    In East Anglia you have Six Mile Bottom
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    How about the small town of Knockin (Shropshire). There is a small shop there called - yes, you guessed it.
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    When I worked in shropshire I remember an airfield with a grass strip at Sleep and an airfield at Little Snoring in Norfolk

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    There's always BEER in devon

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    There is Cold Christmas in Herts :socool:
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    Up in Scotland, at 5614.082'N, 338.156'W, there's a hill called Ben Thrush. Just about a mile and a half east of it there's a stream which indicates an unfortunate symptom.

    I'll let you search it out on MM.

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    There is a Youth Hostel (licenced) at Once Brewed, Nortumberland, close to Hadrian's Wall .

    Another at Beer (mentioned above - also licenced). Do you notice any connection? :cheers:

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    Upper Dicker
    Lower Dicker
    Ripe

    All in Sussex

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    Nempnett Thrubwell in Somerset

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    I'm almost certain I remeber seeing Phillips Bottom in the Forest of Dean...

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    I like Catbrain in Bristol so much I'm working on a cache to put there...

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    Bay of Biscay is to be found inland from Penzance and there's also the lovely Merry Meeting down that way.

    I also think that Pennycomequick in Devon interesting: Must look up the origins of that one sometime.

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