Ashton Keynes: The way a small boat might sit in the water when waterlogged. An uncomfortable angle. Has developed from its first water association to mean slightly unhinged, so if someone is described as “ a bit ashton keynes” they can be considered to be “lying at an odd angle in the water”. Barmy but not completely.
A Guide to Gloucestershire Place Names and their True Meaning.
This is another in the series from my considered in depth research
into this esoteric subject.