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Mapped: these are the UK’s rudest and most obscene place names

A new report has revealed the country’s most vulgar villages, from Sandy Balls to Pisshill to Wetwang

Sophie Dickinson
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Sophie Dickinson

Ever had a titter at a rude place name while travelling down the motorway? This list is for you. Matchmaking website My Dating Adviser has created a map of the most obscene-sounding places in the UK, from Sandy Balls in the New Forest to Pisshill in Henley-on-Thames. If you’re looking for a very impolite day trip, these are the places to go.

There doesn’t seem to be a particular part of the country that has more of them – rude places are everywhere. Take the North West, for example: there’s Nob End in Little Lever, Cumwhinton in Carlisle and Cockermouth in the Lake District. In Scotland, you can visit Twatt on Orkney, Brokenwind in Newmachar or the painful-sounding Whiterashes near Aberdeen.


Favourites in the North East include Wideopen in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Honey Knob Hill in Chippenham and Coxhoe in Durham. Or why not visit Fannystown or Stranagalwilly in Northern Ireland

Other frankly vulgar entries include 
Wetwang, Lousybush, Lower Swell and Shitterton. Not good places to take your gran, really.

Amy Pritchett, who compiled the list, said: ‘The English language never fails to amaze us, and neither do the delightful and funny names of these UK locations. We’re not sure how residents of Nasty and Crapstone convince people they are lovely places to live. If you’re interested in visiting one of these towns, I recommend taking a memorable photo with the town sign after a long lunch at the local pub.’ Now that sounds like banter.

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