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Exotic place names in the UK

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Just now, Lambton58 said:

As well...  I wonder if there were any other settlements called Pity Me / Pityme in the old mining areas? 

 

It's not that far from Costislost either.

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On 09/03/2020 at 12:33, PhilJ W said:

On another thread a discussion ensued about exotic sounding places in the UK. An example is there are one or two places called California.

My maternal grandparents lived in Normanby near Middlesborough. About a mile away in Eston there was a suburb called California and I seem to remember there was an 'Eston & California Social Club'.
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17 minutes ago, Gwiwer said:

And at risk of repeating once again Pityme is in Cornwall.

Pityme (one word) may be in Cornwall, but Pity Me (two words) is in Durham.  It is important to know the difference, as otherwise you might end up 320 miles from where you want to be!

Probably related to the Starveall farms to be found round these parts.

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On our first wedding anniversary, my wife and I walked to Desolation Point, North Devon. 

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On 11/03/2020 at 14:39, Gwiwer said:

Farther west in Hampshire we encounter Sandy Balls and Nomansland.  

Only Forest Road (the tarmac thereof) in Nomansland is in Hampshire; its buildings and all the other streets are in Wiltshire. The boundary was moved in 1895 before which Wiltshire extended eastwards from here.

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Would the women's Institute of Ugley agree? 

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1 hour ago, Oldddudders said:

Wideopen is in Northumberland. And yes, it does have a Women's Institute. Form an orderly queue, chaps. 

 

And Idle (in Bradford).

 

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I would like to meet the Loose Womens Institute.

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1 hour ago, Andy Kirkham said:

Not quite as exotic as California or Bermuda, but just to the east of Dumfries is a place named Isle of Man

 

Bizarrely there's a farm called 'Isle of Wight Farm' near the top of Dunstable Downs...

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Upper Ducks Bottom and Lower Ducks Bottom from a Two Ronnies Phantom Raspberry Sketch.

 

Brigadoon, wonder if it will be seen before Peco roll out the Bullhead Double Slips and 13 ton Hopper wagon kit.

 

Royston Vasey

 

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This thread is for actual places. Perhaps fictional places should have their own thread?

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I thought Toton was a fictional place until I first went there...! :D

 

Back in 1999 I ventured across the Fens to visit a Mini specialist in a place called Twenty Foot Drain.

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53 minutes ago, Rugd1022 said:

Twenty Foot Drain.

 

My wife and I spent our wedding night at Six Mile Bottom (between Cambridge and Newmarket).

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9 minutes ago, [email protected] said:

Has anyone mentioned the 'Piddles' yet?

 

We were being polite :jester:

 

Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide both along the road from Briantspuddle, Tolpuddle, Affpuddle, Turnerspuddle and Puddletown.  Also close to Bere Regis meaning one could enjoy Bere before all the Puddles and Piddles occurred ;)  

 

Wyre Piddle is somewhat farther away near Worcester.  I often felt its twin should be Wyre Knot.  

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5 hours ago, Gwiwer said:

 

We were being polite :jester:

 

Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide both along the road from Briantspuddle, Tolpuddle, Affpuddle, Turnerspuddle and Puddletown.  Also close to Bere Regis meaning one could enjoy Bere before all the Puddles and Piddles occurred ;)  

 

Wyre Piddle is somewhat farther away near Worcester.  I often felt its twin should be Wyre Knot.  

 

Of course you do know that "piddle" is an early version of "puddle", as shown by the rhyme about Dr Foster and Gloucester.

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1 minute ago, Budgie said:

 

Of course you do know that "piddle" is an early version of "puddle", as shown by the rhyme about Dr Foster and Gloucester.

And that all the Dorset ones are named from the River Piddle

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6 hours ago, [email protected] said:

Has anyone mentioned the 'Piddles' yet?

Yes

Right near the start.

 

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Google also cites Little C0cklick and Pulham Down.

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1 hour ago, PhilJ W said:

Pulham Down.

Not to be confused with Fetcham Downs. Indeed, i have eulogised before about the three communities in the same locale - Bookham, Fetcham and get on with Effingham (the latter best known in railway terms for its Junction). 

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9 minutes ago, Al51 said:

Here in Portsmouth we have a Fawcett Road, and of course a pub on that road that is called 'The Fawcett Inn'.  

 

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Al

 

 

That will be the naval influence! Rum, s****y and the lash.

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