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Shitterton voted most embarrassing place name in Britain

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The village of Shitterton in Dorset has topped a poll of Britain's most embarrassing place names.

It beat nearby Scratchy Bottom and Aberdeenshire's Brokenwind into second and third place respectively.

Shitterton stone road sign

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Shitterton had to install a 1.5 ton marble sign to replace the metal signs that were repeatedly stolen. The village is located in Dorset's Piddle Valley.

Shitterton resident Ian Ventham told the London Evening Standard that nobody from the village is affected by the name.

"Those of us who live here are not the least bit embarrassed by it," he said.

Other top ten entries include Ugley in Essex, Yorkshire's Crackpot and Crapstone in Devon.

See the full top ten from the poll conducted by findmypast.co.uk below:

1. Shitterton, Dorset
2. Scratchy Bottom, Dorset
3. Brokenwind, Aberdeenshire
4. Crapstone, Devon
5. Golden Balls, Oxon
6. Ugley, Essex
7. Crackpot, Yorkshire
8. Backside, Aberdeenshire
9. Great Snoring, Norfolk
10. Happy Bottom, Dorset

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