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13 of the funniest place names in Dorset
Updated 2:45pm Friday 7th March 2014 in News
Here in Dorset we love an unusual place name. So here are 13 of the funniest we have found.
If you spot any we have missed, please send us a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shitterton, near Bere Regis, Dorset - Residents of Shitterton had to fork out for a new stone entrance sign because people kept stealing the normal road sign. Bere Regis Parish Council initiated the work and residents paid for the Purbeck stone block.
Villagers had spent months without a sign after pranksters stole it in the latest of many, many occasions. The new stone block was concreted to the ground.
Back in Victorian times the prudish had its name changed to Sitterton but, over the years, it reverted back to the original name, that derives from a farm on a stream used as a sewer.
Happy Bottom - a hamlet near Corfe Mullen.
(Scrathy Bottom- Thanks to Tony Campbell for the picture.)
Scratchy Bottom - Lulworth. Go west along the coast path past Durdle Door and you will soon find it. Scratchy Bottom featured in the 1967 film of Far From the Madding Crowd.
Shaggs- East Lulworth. Rumoured to be where Prince Harry once rented a secret love nest with girlfriend Chelsy Davy.
Droop - a hamlet near Blandford Forum.
(With thanks to jurassicphotographic.com for the picture.)
Dungy Head - near West Lulworth.
Gussage St. Michael - near Blandford Forum. We’re not entirely sure why this makes us laugh – probably because it sounds like gusset.
Tincleton - near Dorchester.
Shatters Hill - the road that lies off Wareham’s North Street.
Crumpet’s Drive- Lytchett Matravers
Belchawell - near Sturminster Newton
Knacker’s Hole - Sturminster Newton
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