Funny Place Names

Funny Place Names

  • Posted: Sep 14, 2015
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Britain is well known for its funny place names. Many a tourist has arrived at a sleepy British village only to be greeted with a sign saying something that may appear quite unusual. One of the best was a sign saying ‘Welcome to Shitterton – Please Pass Slowly’. Of course, most of the names on this list once had completely innocent or acceptable meanings but as the English (American) language has changed they’ve assumed a whole new meaning. For example, ‘Ass House Lane’ was named after the place where a farmer once kept his donkeys and Nutter Lane probably had more to do with acorns than with mad people.

Still, there are some names that just surprise us. Why anyone would call a road ‘Dumb Woman’s Lane’ is a mystery. We’ll keep adding to this list so check back from time-to-time. We hope you enjoy these Funny Place Names. (By the way … this is the acceptable list. There are plenty of others that just can’t be included on a family friendly website like this.)

Ass House Lane Harrow Middlesex England
Backside Lane Doncaster South Yorkshire England
Ball Street Blackpool Lancashire England
Beaver Close Horsham Surrey England
Beef Lane (Pembroke) Oxford Oxfordshire England
Bell End Rowley Regis West Midlands England
Bent Lane Leyland Lancashire England
Bitchams Mead Wareham Dorset England
Bonar Place Chislehurst Greater London England
Boobery Lane Sampford Cornwall England
Booty Lane Womersley North Yorkshire England
Bottom Street Southam Warwickshire England
Bulcock Street Burnley Lancashire England
Busty View Newfield Ccounty Durham England
Butt Lane Ranton Staffordshire England
Butts Court Leeds West Yorkshire England
Butts Street Leigh Lancashire England
Cackle Street Nutley East Sussex England
Cake Street Laxfield Suffolk England
Cannon Hoare Road Aylesham Norfolk England
Chavey Down Road Bracknell Berkshire England
Cock Hill Lane Rubery West Midlands England
Cock Lane Norton-Juxta-Twycross Warwickshire England
Cockbush Avenue Hertford Hertfordshire England
Cockshot Road Malvern Worcestershire England
Cracknuts Lane Great Houghton Northamptonshire England
Crapple Lane Gainsborough Lincolnshire England
Crazy Lane Sedlescombe East Sussex England
Crotch Crescent New Marston Oxfordshire England
Dick Turpin Way Spalding Lincolnshire England
Dickys Lane Woodseaves Staffordshire England
Dog in the Lane (Street) Telford Shropshire England
Dogbut Lane Redditch Worcestershire England
Droop Street Kensal Town Greater London England
Dumb Woman’s lane Udimore East Sussex England
Dumber Lane Ashton -upon-Mersey Greater Manchester England
Dyke Close Brighton East Sussex England
Fanny Avenue Sheffield Derbyshire England
Fanny Hands Lane Ludford Lincolnshire England
Fanny Street Cardiff Glamorgan Wales
Fartown Close Pudsey West Yorkshire England
Flapper Fold Lane Atherton Greater Manchester England
Frying Pan Alley Spitalfields Greater London England
Gay Street Bath Somerset England
Gravelly Bottom Road Maidstone Kent England
Green Dicks Lane Pilling Lancashire England
Grope Lane Shrewsbury Shropshire England
Gropers Lane Marldon Hampshire England
Happy Land (Lane) Worcester Worcestershire England
Hard Wick Mount Buxton Derbyshire England
Hardicker Street Manchester Greater Manchester England
Hardon Road Wolverhampton West Midlands England
Hardybutts Street Wigan Lancashire England
Holebottom Ashton -under-Lyne Greater Manchester England
Honeypot Lane Husbands Bosworth Leicestershire England
Hooker Road Norwich Norfolk England
Hornyold Road North Malvern Worcestershire England
Itchin Close Totton Hampshire England
Juggs Close Lewes East Sussex England
Knob Lane Wirksworth Darbyshire England
Knobcrook Road Wimborne Dorset England
Leg of Mutton Road Glastonbury Somerset England
Letch Lane Bourton-On-the-Water Gloucestershire England
Lickers Lane Huyton-with-Roby Merseyside England
Little Bushey Lane Bushey Hertfordshire England
Little Shambles York North Yorkshire England
Long Lover Lane Halifax West Yorkshire England
Loonies Court Stockport Greater Manchester England
Mad Dog Lane Goole Humberside England
Madam Lane Doncaster South Yorkshire England
Manlove Street Wolverhampton West Midlands England
Menlove Avenue Liverpool Merseyside England
Mincing Lane London Greater London England
Minge Lane Upton upon Severn Worcestershire England
Mouthey’s Lane Chichester West Sussex England
Nameplate Close Eccles Greater Manchester England
No Name Street Sandwich Kent England
Nutter Lane Wanstead Greater London England
Nutter Street Cleckheaton West Yorkshire England
Ogle Close Prescot Merseyside England
Old Sodom Lane Dauntsey Wiltshire England
Percy Passage London Greater London England
Piddle Lane Cerne Abbas Dorset England
Pork Lane Frinton-on-Sea Essex England
Porridge Pot Alley Guildford Surrey England
Potto Street Shotton Colliery County Durham England
Prathall Lane Wirksworth Darbyshire England
Pratt’s Folly Lane Crowborough East Sussex England
Rotten Row Hyde Park Greater London England
Scratchface Lane Havant Hampshire England
Shaftenhoe End Royston Hertfordshire England
Shafter Road Dagenham Essex England
Shaggs (Street) Wareham Dorset England
Shaggs Meadow Lyndhurst Hampshire England
Slag Lane Westbury Wiltshire England
Slippery Lane Stoke on Trent Staffordshire England
Smellies Lane Dundee Angus Scotland
Spanker Lane Nether Heage Derbyshire England
Squeeze Guts Alley Truro Cornwall England
Strange Road Wigan Lancashire England
Tarmac Road Wolverhampton West Midlands England
Tarts Hill Lane Whitchurch Shropshire England
The Knob Kings Sutton Northamptonshire England
Tickle Avenue St Helens Merseyside England
Tinkerbush Lane Wantage Oxfordshire England
Titley Close London Greater London England
Tomtits Lane Summerton Somerset England
Tongue Lane Brown Edge Staffordshire England
Trash Green Lane Burghfield Berkshire England
Trump Street London Greater London England
Turkey Cock Lane Lexden Heath Essex England
Tyte End Great Rollright Oxfordshire England
Vagg Lane Yeovill Somerset England
Warning Tongue Lane Doncaster South Yorkshire England
Wham Bottom Lane Healy Lancashire England
Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate York North Yorkshire England
Willey Street Sheffield West Riding of Yorkshire England
Winkle Street Newport Isle of Wight England
Zig Zag Lane Nottage Glamorgan Wales