Charmingly Odd British Town Names
1. Upton Snodsbury
It’s in Worcestershire, near North Piddle
In lovely South Gloucestershire.
3. Barton in the Beans
4. Curry Mallet
Right at a crossroads in Somerset.
The Droop in Dorset, U.K.
In Dorchester, near Affpuddle.
In East Sussex, not too far from Ditchling.
In West Sussex.
There are actually two Nomanslands in the U.K.: one in Wiltshire and another in Devon.
In Dorset, along the River Asker.
12. Matching Tye
13. Nether Wallop
In Hampshire, a real kick in the pants.
In West Sussex, just south of Crossbush.
Also in West Sussex, quite near Poling.
Another West Sussex gem.
My kingdom for an additional “d” in West Sussex.
(If you must know, there is a Diddling Way in Florida.)
In Wiltshire. Note that there is also a West Crudwell, and beyond that, Chedglow.
An adorably-named spot in Dorset, near our next three spots….
A village just east of….
Another village, also just east of….
Ah, Briantspuddle. Just down the road from Throop.
23. Westward Ho!
In Devon! On the coast!
24. Upper Bucklebury
In West Berkshire, south of Bucklebury proper.
25. Mudford Sock
In Somerset, west of Hummer.
26. New Invention
In West Midlands.
In Shropshire, northeast of Ratlinghope.
28. Marsh Gibbon
In North Yorkshire.
31. Tedstone Wafre
In Herefordshire, and with the alternate spelling “Tedstone Wafer.”
Also in Leicestershire.
Another Leicestershire favorite, a short jaunt from Saxelbye.
In Lincolnshire, southwest of Humby and Great Humby.
37. Over Peover
In Cheshire East. To the east? Peover Heath. To the south? Badgerbank.
In Yorkshire, due east of Uncleby.
41. Bishop’s Ichington
42. Queen Camel
In Somerset, southeast of Compton Pauncefoot.
43. Great Snoring
In Fakenham, Norfolk.