For centuries, farmers in England named their fields.
Typically the names were logical descriptions like “Seven Acres” and “West Croft.”
But the less-loved fields — those that were rocky, or swampy, or distant, or small, etc. — sometimes got colorful names that reflected their owners’ frustrations. Some examples:
- Come by Chance
- Empty Purse
- Famish Acre
- Hell Hole
- Kiss Arse Hill
- Sour Acre
- Starvation Hill
- Zulu Land
These were culled from a longer list I found at Beachcombing’s Bizarre History Blog.
Do you know of any other fields (in England or elsewhere) with funny or interesting names?