Top 5: Unusual Lincolnshire place names
Lincolnshire has plenty of eye-popping, unusual place names.
To celebrate the surprising and ecletic mix, here we run down the top 5 names and provide a little history behind each one.
If you think you have an even more unusual place name in our county - and if you have more details behind its origin - leave your comments below.
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1) Anton's Gowt
A small hamlet only a few miles outside of Boston, the origin of the name is believed to come from Sir Anthony Thomas.
Thomas was among a number of people who drained the Witham Fens from 1631. Gowt is an old term for "a water pipe under the ground. A swer. A flood-gate through which the marsh-water runs from the reens into the sea."
2) Bag Enderby
Small and situated in the Wolds, the hamlet contains little more than a few cottages and the church.
The name Enderby seems to come from the Old Norse word Einraethi - which means "sole ruler" - for Ender and the old English -by which means village of homestead.
The word Bag may be a personal name.
3) Donna Nook
North of the village of North Somercotes, the name is believed to have originated from a ship called "The Donna", part of the Spanish Armada, which sank off the Nook in 1588.
The name may come from the Old English pinc and bece which means minnow stream, or pinca and bece (finch ridge).
5) Norton Disney
Only a few miles outside Lincoln, Norton Disney's name originates from an Anglicised version of the village's original French title of d'Isigny, of Isigny-sur-Mer in Normandy.