24 of the funniest street and place names in Devon
PUBLISHED: 09:09 16 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:59 22 July 2020
On social media we asked Devon Life’s readers and followers to name our county’s funniest, rudest, crudest and most unusual place or street names. Here are 24 of the crackers you came back to us with
1) Squeezebelly Lane, Kingsbridge
The perfect name for a little alleyway where you'll struggle to get through in anything but single file.
2) Knick Knack Lane, Brixham
It may seem almost unbelievable but Knick Knack Lane is actually home to a Paddiwack Cottage!
3) Pennycomequick Hill, Plymouth
Thought to have been named after The Penny pub nearby, Pennycomequick is the site of an old Devonport prison.
4) Inner Ting Tong, Budleigh Salterton
Is there an Outer Ting Tong as well?
5) Drunkards' Hill near Aveton Gifford
The area has been named as such since around the mid 19th century and is a great place for a walk near the River Avon.
6) The Street With No Name, Teignmouth
How on earth are you supposed to know where you are if the street has no name?
7) Slaparse Lane, Broadclyst
We don't really want to imagine how this lane on the outskirts of Exeter got its name but we guess it must have involved a few reddened bottoms.
8) Buttgarden Street, Bideford
This one was suggested to us on Facebook by Tony Morgan who is fortunate enough to call it home.
9) Fanny's Lane, Sandford
Who wouldn't love to say they love up Fanny's Lane?
10) Cocktree Throat near Taw Green
It may be unsuitable for motors but it looks perfect for a countryside stroll in between Taw Green and Spreyton.
11) Longdogs Lane, Ottery St Mary
No short dogs allowed! Although we're fairly confident that isn't true, we'll have to ask Pete Stevens - who used to live there and suggested it on Facebook - to be 100% sure.
12) Lickham Bottom near Hemyock
From what we can discern this former barn was up for sale a couple of years ago - keep an eye out if it comes back on the market!
This coastal village was a semi-finalist in the 2018 edition of Channel 4's Village of the Year Competition, proving it's not just the name that provides considerable intrigue. There's also a Beer Head which may be worth an extra titter or two.
14) Love Lane, Marldon
A little bit of sweetness in contrast to the adolescent humour so far enjoyed on this list.
Drop into Crapstone after visiting Buckland Abbey, a popular National Trust site nearby.
16) Drunken Bridge Hill, Plympton
We've already had Drunkards' Hill and now this one - we think some of Devon's streets might have a drinking problem.
17) Bastard's Lane, Great Torrington
As these two walkers pictured can no doubt attest to, the countryside views from this crudely named lane are really quite lovely.
18) Brithem Bottom
Claire Hole recommended this one and said: "I don't know what it is but I don't think I want one." We wholeheartedly agree with you Claire!
19) Admiral's Hard, Plymouth
Moving swiftly on…
20) Goblin Lane, Cullompton
Presumably named after the goblins that used to live there.
This hamlet is so named because it used to be a remote extra-parochial area meaning they were outside of the parish system and so exempt from paying certain rates.
22) Daddyhole Road, Torquay
Daddyhole Road leads to Daddyhole Cove with has views out towards East Shag!
23) Ham, Plymouth
This suburb in Plymouth is one of many Hams in Britain and presumably has absolutely nothing to do with the pork product.
Based at the bottom of the Exe Estuary, this location is a classic crude name and the ideal way to round off our list.