Funny place names are found throughout the UK, and the Hampshire has a few of its own to compete with the best.

The Instagram account incellectuals.easthants made a post detailing some of the funniest place names the county has to offer.

Will Hampshire's funniest place names be able to match up to classics from around the UK such as Tiddlywink, Scratchy Bottom and Rotten End?

9 of the silliest place names in Hampshire


Tiptoe is a small hamlet in the New Forest national park that has a population of around just 100.

Its peculiar name originated from a surname of French origin recorded in the 13th century as "Typetot", with a member of "Tibetot" family later owning land near the area in the 14th century.


Another location in the New Forest national park is Frogham, just a couple of miles away from the town of Fordinbridge.

Hampshire Chronicle: A sign for the church in Frogham (Google Streetview)A sign for the church in Frogham (Google Streetview) (Image: Google Streetview)

The reference to the amphibian in the village's name might refer to an Anglo-Saxon personal name or that the village was nearby a pond or body of water, as explained by the Nonington website here that discusses another Frogham in Kent.

Worlds End

This doomsday-sounding name belongs to a small village in the civil parish of Denmead, not too far away from Winchester.

Hampshire Chronicle: A road sign for Worlds End (Google Streetview)A road sign for Worlds End (Google Streetview) (Image: Google Streetview)

As a notable fact it has one of the oldest postboxes in the UK, and there are other places dotted around England that also share the name.

Oliver's Battery

Oliver's Battery is a civil parish in Hampshire that is located to the south of Winchester.

According to the parish website the name dates back to the English Civil War where Oliver Cromwell supposedly shelled Winchester from a battery of cannon within an earthwork on the location.

However, it adds that the historical accuracy of this is unconfirmed.

Middle Wallop

A very British name here, Middle Wallop is a village in the civil parish of Nether Wallop.

Hampshire Chronicle: A road sign for Middle Wallop (Google Streetview)A road sign for Middle Wallop (Google Streetview) (Image: Google Streetview)

Together the villages of Over Wallop, Middle Wallop and Nether Wallop are known as The Wallops and run in a line roughly north to south following the course of the Wallop Brook


The village and civil parish of Martin is located near the western border of Hampshire in the New Forest area.

It is likely that its name derives from Old English "Maeretun" meaning "boundary farm", or "Meretun" meaning "pond farm".

Badger Farm

This location does not actually have a farm for badgers, but is rather a civil parish in Winchester.

It was named after William Badger, who was once a tenant farmer in the area.

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Dibden Purlieu

The village of Dibden Purlieu is located on the edge of Hampshire in the New Forest area, and is close to the town of Hythe.

Its name comes from the fact that it was in the parish of Dibden and it was combined with the Norman-French word Purlieu, meaning "the outskirts of a forest".


Located in the civil parish of Over Wallop, there is the village of Palestine, which is around seven miles from Andover.

A reason why the village might share a name with the middle eastern state, is because of its remoteness, being halfway between Salisbury and Andover.