This post was most recently updated on November 8th, 2018
If you take a look at the map of Britain, you will notice that there are some strange English place names. Here are 10 of the strangest of these.
While some of them are pedestrian, more than a few were bizarre, suggestive and downright hilarious. With its chequered history and a landmass that was inhabited by Romans, Celts, Scandinavians, Anglo-Saxons and Normans at different time periods in the country’s history, there is no dearth of oddly named places in the country. Here are a few of the oddest place names in England:
Some Strange English Place Names
The town is located along the 95 mile Jurassic coast in East Devon. The name, as you might have rightly guessed does not come from the drink. It comes from the Anglo-Saxon word bearu (grove) and is a reference to the original forestation that surrounded this charming little town.