The 100 rudest place names in the UK

I don’t know if any other countries suffer from this phenomenom, but well in UK there are a lot of street names with double entendres or plain out rude meanings (mostly due to evolution of language and changing meanings of words).

Like there is a place in UK called Scunthorpe, which isn’t actually rude, but it gets banned by a lot of basic word filters due to a word in the midst of it.

I saw an interesting article funnily enough on

Spital-in-the-street is usually the butt of schoolboy jokes, but the oddly named village has found fame in the pages of a new book.

Rude Britain is a 100-long list of the country’s most double entendre-riddled towns, villages and streets. North Lincolnshire’s entry slipped in at number 69, sandwiched between Snatchup in Hertfordshire, and Shingay cum Wendy, Buckinghamshire.

I’ve actually seen quite a few of these myself, as I’ve been to Minge Lane, it’s not far from my house and Menlove Avenue is one of the main roads in Liverpool (At least it’s not Boylove Avenue eh?).

You might not get some of them, as a lot are English slang swear words like Minge, Twat Bell-end and Muff.

If you aren’t sure of some of the meanings, you can ask me or just look it up in Urban Dictionary[/url].

Here is the full list:

100 Jeffries Passage, Surrey

99 Prince Albert Court, Surrey

98 Nork Rise, Surrey

97 Brown Willy, Cornwall

96 Great Tosson, Northumberland

95 Trump Street, London

94 St. Mellons, Cardiff

93 Percy Passage, London

92 Booty Lane, North Yorkshire

91 Nether Wallop, Hampshire

90 Honeypot Lane, Leicestershire

89 Mudchute, London

88 Juggs Close, East Sussex

87 Cockermouth Green, Newcastle

86 Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire

85 Cock and Bell Lane, Suffolk

84 Little Bushey Lane, Hertfordshire

83 Titlington Mount, Northumberland

82 Slippery Lane, Staffordshire

81 Hooker Road, Norwich

80 Cumloden Court, Dumfries and Galloway

79 Tinkerbush Lane, Oxfordshire

78 Ugley, Essex

77 Pratts Bottom, Kent

76 Ramsbottom Lane, Greater Manchester

75 Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire

74 Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire

73 Upper Dicker, East Sussex

72 Swell, Somerset

71 Bladda, Paisley

70 Snatchup, Hertfordshire

69 Spital in the Street, Lincolnshire

68 Shingay cum Wendy, Buckinghamshire

67 Pump Alley, Middlesex

66 Old Sodom Lane, Wiltshire

65 Long Lover Lane, Halifax

64 East Breast, Inverclyde

63 Dicks Mount, Suffolk

62 Staines , Surrey

61 Crapstone, Devon

60 Three Cocks, Powys

59 Feltwell, Norfolk

58 Pant, Shropshire

57 Balls Cross, West Sussex

56 Ogle Close, Merseyside

55 Friars Entry, Oxfordshire

54 North Piddle, Worcestershire

53 Mincing Lane, London

52 Bottoms Fold, Lancashire

51 Backside Lane, Oxfordshire

50 Winkle Street, Southampton

49 Wham Bottom Lane, Lancashire

48 Upperthong, West Yorkshire

47 Tosside, Lancashire

46 The Furry, Cornwall

45 Lower Swell, Gloucestershire

44 Lickers Lane, Merseyside

43 Honey Knob Hill, Wiltshire

42 Boghead, Ayrshire

41 The Bush, Buckinghamshire

40 Hill o’Many Stanes, Scotland

39 Grope Lane, Shropshire

38 Willey, Warwickshire

37 Happy Bottom, Dorset

36 Feltham Close, Hampshire

35 The Knob, Oxfordshire

34 Menlove Avenue, Liverpool

33 Titty Ho, Northamptonshire

32 Crotch Cresent, Oxfordshire

31 Blairmuckhole & Forestdyke road, Lanarkshire

30 Pant-y-Felin Road, Swansea

29 Beef Lane, Oxfordshire

28 Merkins Avenue, West Dumbartonshire

27 Pork Lane, Essex

26 Moisty Lane, Staffordshire

25 Wetwang, East Yorkshire

24 Scratchy Bottom, Dorset

23 Swallow Passage, London

22 Lickey End, Worcestershire

21 Bitchfield, Lincolnshire

20 Spanker Lane, Derbyshire

19 Rimswell, East Riding of Yorkshire

18 Lickfold, West Sussex

17 Dick Court, Lanarkshire

16 Beaver Close, Surrey

15 Fanny Avenue, Derbyshire

14 Cockshoot Close, Oxfordshire

13 Inchinnan Drive, Renfrewshire

12 Fanny Hands Lane, Lincolnshire

11 Hole of Horcum, North Yorkshire,

10 Slag Lane, Merseyside

9 Shitterton, Dorset

8 Back Passage, London

7 Fingringhoe, Essex

6 Muff, Northern Ireland

5 Sandy Balls, Hampshire

4 Twatt, Orkney

3 Bell End, Birmingham

2 Minge Lane, Worcestershire

1 Cocks, Cornwall




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20 Responses to The 100 rudest place names in the UK

  1. Dabido (Teflon) September 1, 2005 at 3:07 am #

    I’m surprised Shepards Bush wasn’t in there somewhere. I’ll have to look up the meaning of Prince Albert Court … have no idea why the English would find that funny! (Unless it is a reference to a part of Queen Victoria or something!)

  2. Dabido (Teflon) September 1, 2005 at 3:12 am #

    I read them to my mother (who is English) who tried to explain that they aren’t rude! Pppptttthhhh!

    Hope my brother Jeffrey knows about his passage though!

  3. ShaolinTiger September 1, 2005 at 3:14 am #

    Probably because if you mention Prince Albert people think of only one thing..

    Prince Albert Rings

  4. howsy September 1, 2005 at 4:03 am #

    There’s a book out on the list plus pictures of the signs. Somemore, there’s a list of ‘Rudest Place Names in Europe’ published in FHM once. There’s one ‘F**kville’ or something.

  5. panda September 1, 2005 at 6:19 am #

    There’s a town (village?) in Austria named Fucking. It’s true. I heard tourists go there and steal their signs so they have to wire it or something.

    Where are you from?



  6. tigerjoe September 1, 2005 at 7:30 am #

    Not to forget that cosy little Japanese restaurant called Fukmi.

    Do you reckon the twins in that Austin Powers movie (I think it was Goldmember) live in Austria? Fook Mi & Fook Yu, from F**king, Austria. LOL

  7. Kenny Sia September 1, 2005 at 11:26 am #

    I thought “Middlesex” sound pretty rude all by itself.

  8. iesnek September 1, 2005 at 9:20 pm #


    I can imagine someone introducing themselves,
    “I was born in Mudchute, then moved to Crotch Crescent but now i’m doing sales in Slag Lane.”

  9. Pat September 1, 2005 at 9:21 pm #

    Hrmm… i wonder if there are any purely Malaysian examples of this kinda thing… *ponder*

  10. Drama Queen September 1, 2005 at 9:34 pm #

    What about Batang Benar..or batang Berjuntai??

  11. tigerjoe September 1, 2005 at 11:48 pm #

    LOL if that were the case, would Essex be rude when pronounced with an emphasis on the first syllable?

  12. Yuen Li September 4, 2005 at 2:13 pm #

    Don’t forget Maidenhead, Kent. Ok, that’s not strictly rude, but it’s not a subject many people would discuss, I don’t think…

  13. stupe September 8, 2005 at 9:48 pm #

    Malaysia got Batang Berjuntai….

  14. Rob April 20, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    What about the village of Fingringhoe just outside of Colchester? and then theres Assington near Sudbury there are a lot more villages with similar names out there. :p

  15. hay September 24, 2008 at 5:33 pm #

    tis cus a prince albert is a co*k piercing lol =)

  16. Nolly March 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    I’m surprised that Ticklecock Bridge in Castleford Yorks is not in the list, in view of the publicity when the council tried to “clean up” the name

  17. DT July 9, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    Surprised Butthole Lane isn’t on here:

  18. adam March 10, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    There’s a cockclod street in Radcliffe and an area of Bolton called Knob End.

  19. James May 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    What about Raw Dykes Road, Leicester?

  20. Martin Jones July 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    There’s a Slutshole Lane near Attleborough, Norfolk. I pulled over once to look at a map, glanced to my right and there is was, in all it’s glory…

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