4 Weird Town Names in England

Before you read on the post, there is something very important about England that needs to be clarified. You must have heard people referring to England with different words like Great Britain, United Kingdom etc.
If you also believe they are the same name of England, they are different names with different meanings and if you are interested how, please read this post of difference between England, GB and UK.

OK, now back to top of some weird names in England. Of course, there are many but we manage to collect four names that we thought are weird. If you know about more, please let us know in the comments below and we will update the post.

 4: Pity Me

pity me england

Image credit: Flickr Matthew Wilkinson

 3: Crapstone:

crapstone devon

Image credit: Flickr me’ntheshire

 2: Ugley:

Ugley england

1: Lost

lost england

Image credit: Flickr Snappybex

If you think, your town name is the weirdest and we should know and write about it, please let us know in the comments below.

We could not find out the sources for one image i.e. ugley, if you know the source or own please let us know.

3 Responses to 4 Weird Town Names in England
  1. Hannah Louise Mickleburgh
    April 10, 2012 | 11:04 pm

    I live in England, and all Britons know the difference between itself, Great Britain and the United Kingdom. Strangely, we rarely shorten ‘Great Britain’ to ‘GB’ but almost always abbreviate ‘the United Kingdoms of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Eire’ to ‘UK’ or ‘the UK’.
    I’ve been to Llanfair… (most people refer to it that way) a few times and FYI on that picture you have, the sign tells you how to pronounce it. It’s the black-on-white bit. Also, you said in England – and were very specific – yet seemed not to notice that Llanfair is on the Isle of Anglesey (Wales) Hmm, what about Kirkcudbrightshire (Scotland, but you know), or Ennerdale in Fazakerley (in Merseyside)? I don’t find them particularly extraordinary but Yanks are easily amused it would seem. There’s Failsworth (Greater Manchester) and Winsford (Chesire) quite near to each other. Ashby-de-la-Zouch (Leicestershire), Auquhorthies near Oldmeldrum (Scotland) and Abinger Hammer (Surrey). Apparently, Cockfosters (area of London) is quite weird and funny. I know of Bottomley (split into Upper, Middle and Lower even though the population cannot pass 100) and Ramsbottom (split into Upper and Lower; “Where does your uncle live?” “Upper Ramsbottom”). Now, a thing with England is that if a smaller place is near a place, it will gain that name plus a bit more to describe its proximity e.g. Waterfoot is exactly South of Water. Yes, those are genuine English place names (Rossendale). But being suffixed with ‘Foot’ ‘Bottom’ ‘End’ isn’t unusual. Then there’s places with a hill – yep, [insert name] Hill, the same goes for Woods etc. Some places are named after Rivers and Vice Versa.
    There’s, for some unknown reason, loads of places called ‘Egypt’, as well.

  2. admin
    April 10, 2012 | 11:15 pm

    Thanks Hannah,

    For taking time and writing such a comprehensive comments. We deeply appreciate that.

    Thanks again..

    Egypt is very interesting, got to do some research over it as including me many people do not know that..

  3. Joe Court
    December 29, 2012 | 4:51 pm

    This is a link to the Wikipedia entry for Ugley.


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