Place Names – Ugglebarnby

Some place names sound less like an actual place and more like a character from a story.

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Place Names: Sherburn-in-Elmet

Sometimes an unusual place name is so evocative of a character that it demands a picture. I’ve done this once before but now find myself traveling new routes that have brought a whole host of new towns and villages with unusual names to my attention.

So I will be adding to this new series intermittently, whenever I find another place name that sounds more like a character than somewhere you’d live.

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