Shitterton, Bere Regis, Dorset (west)

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The rather unusual name is 'probably derived from a river called Shiter `... a brook used as a privy'. Source: The Ordnance Survey accidentally re-named it 'Sitterton' a few years ago but the mistake was pointed out and the place has now been given its proper name back.

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Comments (8)

purdey12345 on June 16, 2009

Not been there yet! Meanwhile I can give you Cuckoo's Knob and Cock Lane.

Lukasz J. on June 16, 2009

LOL! Sounds like a great place to live :)

roma_volzskij on June 19, 2009


purdey12345 on June 19, 2009

Thanks for your comments Lukasz J and roma_volzkij. It is a nice little place but I doubt I would have photographed it if it had a more ordinary name!

Lesley Rigby on June 19, 2009

I'm glad I don't have to repeat this name to people when leaving my address for a delivery! It might be a while before they sell their property.

purdey12345 on June 19, 2009

They seem to sell quite well in those parts. The most recent sale was last September when a house in Shitterton went for nearly half a million.

Stuart Smith on January 31, 2014

Must be related to that place in Germany.... :-)

purdey12345 on February 8, 2014

It's actually in Austria!

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