148 Ambiguous, amusing Place Names - A to B

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

1. Acock's Green (West Midlands, UK)

2. Advent (a parish in Cornwall, UK)

3. Agay (France)

4. Alderbeer (Cornwall, UK) (For the OAPs?)

5. Ale and Cakes (a copper mine 1884, Cornwall, UK)

6. Alewife (Boston, MA, USA)

7. Amble by the Sea (Northumberland, UK)

8. Ardgay (Ross & Cromarty, UK) (I'm saying nothing)

9. Ardlaw (Aberdeenshire)

10. Ardtoe (Argyllshire)

11. Arnybogs (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

12. Allanstank (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) (Too much haggis?)

13. Appletreewick (North Yorkshire, UK)

14. Arsoli (Lazio, Italy)

15. Assawoman (VA, USA)

16. Assloss (Ayrshire, Scotland)

17. Babes Well (Durham, UK)

18. Babys (Cornwall, UK) (From an 1884 survey)

19. Backside (Banffshire, Scotland)

20. Bachelors Bump (Essex, UK)

21. Backside (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

22. Badgers Mount (Kent, UK)

23. Bake (Cornwall, UK)

24. Bakers End (Hertfordshire, UK)

25. Bakewell, (Derbyshire,UK)

26. Bald Knob (Arkansas, US)

27. Bald Knob (NSW, Australia)

28. Ballownie (Angus, UK)

29. Ballplay (Tennessee, US)

30. Balls Creek (NSW, Australia)

31. Balls Falls (Twentymile Creek, Ontario, Canada)

32. Bangers Whistle (Cornwall, UK)

33. Bangor (Gwynedd, Wales, UK)

34. Bare (Morecambe, Lancashire, UK)

35. Bareleg Hill (Staffordshire, UK)

36. Barefolds (Aberneenshire, Scotland)

37. Bargain, Sorry (Cornwall, UK - 1841 survey)

38. Bastard (Norway)

39. Bastardstown (Co. Wexford, Ireland)

40. Batman (S.E. Turkey)

41. Beaver (Oklahoma, US)*

42. Beaver (Ohio, US)*

43. Beaver (Pennsylvania, US) *

44. Beaver (West Virginia, USA)*

45. Beaver Creek (Minnesota)*

46. Beaver Crossing (Nebraska)*

47. Beaver Dam (Wisconsin, US)*

48. Beaver Falls (Pennsylvania)*

49. Beaver Head (Idaho, USA)*

50. Beaverkill (Roscoe, New York, USA)*

51. Beaverlick (Kentucky, US)*
Has America got a fixation with beavers?

52. Bedlam Bottom (Hampshire, UK)

53. Beer (Devon, UK)

54. Beermullah (WA, Australia)

55. Beggars Bush (Sussex)

56. Belchertown (Massachusetts, US)

57. Bell End, Lickey End (Wales, UK)

58. Bellyside Hill (Northumberland, UK)

59. Bender's Landing (Texas, US)

60. Bendalong (NSW, Australia)

61. Bendick Murrell (NSW, Australia)(Ouch)

62. Benjabbering (WA, Australia)

63. Benny Mill (Cornwall, UK)

64. Bethlehem (Georgia, USA)

65. Big Beaver (Saskatchewan, Canada)

66. Big Bogue Homo Creek. (Mississippi, US)

67. Big Bone Lick (Kentucky, US)

68. Big Knob (Kentucky, USA)

69. Big Ugly (West Virginia, US)

70. Binges (Cote-D'Or, Bourgogne, France)

71. Binnaway (NSW, Australia)

72. Bird-In-The-Hand, near Blue Ball & Intercourse (Pennsylvania, USA)

73. Bishops Itchington (Staffs, UK)

74. Bishops Norton (Glouctershire, UK)(Clergyman on a motorbike?)

75. Bitche (Lorraine, France)

76. Bitchfield (Lincolnshire, UK)

77. Bitter End (Tennessee, US)

78. Black Charlie's Opening (Australia)

79. Blackdikes (Angus)

80. Blairduff (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) (Tony Blair?)

81. Blackhead (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)

82. Blankets (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

83. Bliss (Idaho, US) (On the above blankets maybe?)

84. Bliss Gate (Worcestershire, UK) (Heavens door?)

85. Blockhouse (Aberdeenshire)

86. Bloodman's Corner (Suffolk, UK)

87. Bloody Bridge (County Down, Ireland)

88. Bloody Bush (Northumberland. UK)

89. Bloody Dick (Montana, USA)

90. Blow Me Down (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)

91. Blowhole (NSW, Australia)

92. Bobalong (WA, Australia)

93. Bobbin Head (Australia)

94. Boggy Bottom (Abbots Langley, Herts, UK)

95. Bogmoon (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

96. Bone (Cornwall, UK)

97. Bone's Knob (Queensland, Australia)

98. Boneyard (Arizona, US)

99. Bong Bong (NSW, Australia)

100. Booger Hole (West Virginia, US)

101. Bootlegger Crossing (Arizona, US)

102. Booze Moor (Nth. Moor, UK)

103. Bopeep (Kent, UK)

104. Boring (Oregan, US)

105. Bottom Boat (West Yorkshire, UK)

106. Bowlegs (Oklahoma, US)

107. Boyland (Queensland, Australia)

108. Boysack (Angus, Scotland)

109. Bradfield Combust (Suffolk, UK)

110. Brainjohn (Aberdeenshire, Scotland)

111. Brest (France)

112. Broadbottom (Cheshire, UK)

113. Broken Bridge (Co Limerick)

114. Brokenwind (Aberdeenshire)

115. Brown Willy (Cornwall,UK)

116. Brownspit (Cornwall, UK)(Chewing tobacco?)

117. Buck Snort (TN. USA)

118. Buckshott (Durham, UK)

119. Bud (West Virginia, US) (Light?)

120. Bufflick (West Virginia, US)

121. Buger (Majorca, Spain)

122. Bugtussle (Tennessee, US)

123. Bukalong (NSW, Australia)

124. Bullock (GA, USA)

125. Bullyhole Bottom (Monmouthshire, Wales, UK)

126. Bumberry (NSW, Australia)

127. Bumble Bee (Arizona, US)

128. Bummers Hill (Bowl barrow, Hertfordshire UK)

129. Bumpass, (VA. USA)

130. Bumpass Hell (Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA, USA)

131. Bunyan (nr Canberra, Australia)

132. Burnfoot (County Donegal, Ireland)

133. Burnt Cane Crossing (Arkansas, US)

134. Burnt Houses (Co. Durham, UK)

135. Burnt Oak (Sussex, UK)

136. Burnt Tree (Staffordshire, UK)

137. Burnt Tom (Northumberland, UK)

138. Burnt Walls (Northumberland, UK)

139. Burrumbuttock (NSW, Australia)

140. Burpengary (QLD, Australia)

141. Bushygap (Northumberland, UK)

142. Butt Hollow Road (Virginia, US)

143. Butt of Lewis (Hebrides, Scotland, UK)

144. Butte (Montana, US)

145. Butte City (Idaho, US)

146. Buttocks Booth (Northampton, UK) (Renamed Booth Lane by a PC council in the 1960s)

147. Butty Moss (area near Macclesfild, UK)

148. Buttzville (PA. USA)

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