10 hilarious Herts place names that sound made up but aren’t

Many of us are proud to call Hertfordshire our home but some of the county’s street names are a little suspect.

A few are so bizarre and rude that you’d think we’d created them out of thin air.

And yes, before you say it, all road names are technically made up.

But some places, like Watford, St Albans and Stevenage just have a ring to them. They sound like actual, plausible place names.

The same can’t be said for these 10 streets, locations and landmarks across our county.

Beech Bottom

Nestled around the Batchwood area of St Albans, Hertfordshire, is Beech Bottom.

A small residential street, Beech Bottom can be found near the Garden Fields JMI School in Townsend Drive.

Beech Bottom Dyke, meanwhile, is a large nearby ditch running for almost a mile at the northern edge of the city.

It’s a major ancient earth work, later forming the northern boundary of the historic area of commons called Bernards Heath.

It’s believed to have been constructed towards the end of the Iron Age between 5 and 40AD, but much mystery still surrounds its true origins.

Whores Wood

Well…

This woodland can be found just north of Welwyn Garden City and Digswell, and is in the Welwyn Hatfield district.

It’s just a stone’s throw away from Harmergreen Wood.

Bullocks Lane

Bullocks Lane in Hertford
(Image: Google Maps)

This Hertford street runs past the Hertfordshire County Council offices and the Hertford County Hall.

It meets Gascoyne Way at the end of it – the main carriageway which runs through the town.

It’s one letter away from being a disaster.

Cockbush Avenue

Hertford is getting a bit of a reputation here.

This is a tiny cul-de-sac just off the A119.

We feel for the residents who have to write out this address.

Boggy Bottom

This collection of hamlets is close to Abbots Langley, and we’re not the only ones who are amused by the street name.

In 2016, it came third in a poll that asked people to decide which of the country’s street names tickled them.

Fans of the Great British Bake Off know that a soggy bottom is a big no no.

As is a boggy bottom, by the sounds of it. No one wants a boggy bottom.

Ashbottom Close

Carrying on with the bottom theme (why not?) Ashbottom Close is a cul-de-sac road in Stevenage.

The road lies to the south of the town near to Hertford Road and provides passers by with a few chuckles.

Tyttenhanger Green

Tyttenhanger Green has even been blurred out in Google Maps
Tyttenhanger Green has even been blurred out in Google Maps
(Image: Google Maps)

This is another amusing road in our county.

Nestled in St Albans’ idyllic countryside is Tyttenhanger.

It’s a quiet hamlet that’s also home to a slice of history.

The Grade I listed Tyttenhanger House is one the area’s key landmarks.

The 17th-century country mansion has now been converted into commercial offices, but it still stands tall and looks marvellous.

Tyttenhanger Green is so rude that, from some angles, even Google Maps has blurred it (as seen above).

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Mountway

Ooh la la.

Mountway is a residential street in Welwyn Garden City.

It can be found south of the town just next to the King George V playing fields and the skate park.

Alldicks Road

Alldicks Road
Alldicks Road
(Image: Google Maps)

This street can be found in Hemel Hempstead.

It’s in the Bennetts End area of the town and near to Bennetts End Adventure Playground.

Uranus Road

Uranus Road in Hemel is by far one of Hertfordshire’s weirdest street names.

It’s a short road but the county would be a poorer place without it.

Do you live in a road with a bizarre or rude name? Let us know in the comments below.

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