13 of the funniest place names in Dorset

Dorset Echo: 13 of the funniest place names in Dorset 13 of the funniest place names in Dorset

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 newsdesk@dorsetecho.co.uk

Dorset Echo:

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.

Dorset Echo:

(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.

Dorset Echo:

Shaggs- East Lulworth. Rumoured to be where Prince Harry once rented a secret love nest with girlfriend Chelsy Davy.

Dorset Echo:

River Piddle– also Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide for those who love a piddle.

Droop - a hamlet near Blandford Forum.

Dorset Echo:

(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.

Dorset Echo:

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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3:09pm Fri 7 Mar 14

exocet says...

Here's an Echo reporter that realy needs to get out more!
Here's an Echo reporter that realy needs to get out more! exocet
  • Score: 11

3:25pm Fri 7 Mar 14

ArnieSG says...

exocet wrote:
Here's an Echo reporter that realy needs to get out more!
Here's an Echo reader that needs to get out more!

Besides, it beats the doom and gloom of the usual reports.
[quote][p][bold]exocet[/bold] wrote: Here's an Echo reporter that realy needs to get out more![/p][/quote]Here's an Echo reader that needs to get out more! Besides, it beats the doom and gloom of the usual reports. ArnieSG
  • Score: 9

3:36pm Fri 7 Mar 14

exocet says...

Well i've never heard county names mocked before.............y
awn.It's a quiet day.
Well i've never heard county names mocked before.............y awn.It's a quiet day. exocet
  • Score: 8

4:16pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Kaptain_Von says...

Well, I never knew Beavis and B*tthead had taken up writing for the Echo. I can just imagine the office earlier...

"Knacker's Hole!"
"Hurrr-hurrr-hurrr!"
Well, I never knew Beavis and B*tthead had taken up writing for the Echo. I can just imagine the office earlier... "Knacker's Hole!" "Hurrr-hurrr-hurrr!" Kaptain_Von
  • Score: 14

4:38pm Fri 7 Mar 14

shy talk says...

Strange how an Echo reporter can get away with certain words without being censored. I mentioned a main water tap for turning water at the mains on and off by its correct name. So here goes just to see if I get censored again. “STOPCOCK”
Strange how an Echo reporter can get away with certain words without being censored. I mentioned a main water tap for turning water at the mains on and off by its correct name. So here goes just to see if I get censored again. “STOPCOCK” shy talk
  • Score: 8

4:40pm Fri 7 Mar 14

shy talk says...

Censor must be asleep.
Censor must be asleep. shy talk
  • Score: 5

5:04pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Fred Kite says...

Charles Street development Dorchester...HILARIO
US!
Charles Street development Dorchester...HILARIO US! Fred Kite
  • Score: 2

12:45am Sat 8 Mar 14

suunto says...

Have been to several of these places while visiting wife's relatives in Dorset. Also, there is a Droop Mountain not far from where we live in West Virginia, not to mention the towns of Sod and Big Ugly...
Have been to several of these places while visiting wife's relatives in Dorset. Also, there is a Droop Mountain not far from where we live in West Virginia, not to mention the towns of Sod and Big Ugly... suunto
  • Score: 5

9:44am Sun 9 Mar 14

bigfatlad says...

Maggie's Nipples - Wyoming, USA

Intercourse, Pennsylvania, USA
Maggie's Nipples - Wyoming, USA Intercourse, Pennsylvania, USA bigfatlad
  • Score: 6

11:49am Sun 9 Mar 14

Hrw-Amen says...

One my grandfather used to take us to a lot, not sure why, I think just for the fun of saying it. Pigshit hill! Near Crossways. Not sure if it is an official name but everyone knew where it was when I was kid.
One my grandfather used to take us to a lot, not sure why, I think just for the fun of saying it. Pigshit hill! Near Crossways. Not sure if it is an official name but everyone knew where it was when I was kid. Hrw-Amen
  • Score: 4

12:22pm Sun 9 Mar 14

kildare43 says...

And here is one that always makes my visitors laugh - Knights in the Bottom, Chickerall
And here is one that always makes my visitors laugh - Knights in the Bottom, Chickerall kildare43
  • Score: 5

7:47am Mon 10 Mar 14

southwellman says...

shy talk wrote:
Strange how an Echo reporter can get away with certain words without being censored. I mentioned a main water tap for turning water at the mains on and off by its correct name. So here goes just to see if I get censored again. “STOPCOCK”
Because its funny,... Haaaa haaaa STOPCOCK HAA HAA
[quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: Strange how an Echo reporter can get away with certain words without being censored. I mentioned a main water tap for turning water at the mains on and off by its correct name. So here goes just to see if I get censored again. “STOPCOCK”[/p][/quote]Because its funny,... Haaaa haaaa STOPCOCK HAA HAA southwellman
  • Score: -3

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