The picturesque hamlet of Shitterton in rural Dorset has been singled out as the place in the UK with the most unfortunate name.
The tiny settlement between Dorchester and Poole beat the nearby valley of Scratchy Bottom, near Durdle Door in Dorset and Brokenwind in Aberdeenshire in a survey by www.findmypast.co.uk .Shitterton is a very literal English translation of the village name recorded in Norman French in the 11th century Domesday Book as Scatera or Scetra, which means a little town on the stream of a midden or sewer.
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