30 outstanding place names in Great Britain

A book called Rude Britain includes a list of the 100 “dirtiest” named places (towns, streets, etc.) in the U.K. Here are the top 30, courtesy of Wikipedia.

1. Cocks, Cornwall
2. Minge Lane, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England
3. Bell End, Worcestershire, England
4. Twatt, Shetland (note, there is another Twatt in Orkney)
5. Sandy Balls, a long-established holiday centre in New Forest, Hampshire, England with a name dating back to Henry VIII
6. Muff, County Donegal, Ireland (Not part of Britain or UK)
7. Fingringhoe, Essex, England
8. Back Passage, City of London, an alleyway in the EC1 postal district
9. Shitterton, Dorset, England
10. Slag Lane, Merseyside, a residential street in Haydock, England
11. Hole of Horcum, North York Moors, England
12. Fanny Hands Lane, Lincolnshire, England
13. Inchinnan Drive, Renfrewshire, Scotland
14. Cockshoot Close, Oxfordshire, England
15. Funbag Drive, Watford, England
16. Fanny Avenue, Derbyshire, England
17. Beaver Close, Surrey, England
18. Dick Court, Lanarkshire, Scotland
19. Felch Square, Powys, Wales
20. Lickfold, West Sussex, England
21. Rimswell, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
22. Spanker Lane, Nether Heage, Derbyshire
23. Cocknmouth Close, West End, Surrey
24. Friars’ Entry, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
25. Butt Hole Road, Conisbrough, South Yorkshire
26. Cockermouth, Allerdale, Cumbria
27. Fine Bush Lane, Ruislip
28. Ladygate Lane, Ruislip
29. Hornyold Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, England
30. Crotch Crescent, Marston, Oxford, England

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  1. #1 by Warren on November 2, 2009 - 1:42 pm

    How could you possibly overlook Dorking?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorking

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