Daglingworth: The bits hanging around the rear end of an unshorn sheep. Short for person who is unkemp and slovenly appearance. Anyone white wearing dreadlocks.

Dudbridge: Unsafe crossing like the one featured in that classic film “The Bridge over the River Wye” or even used to describe stepping stones across a river. Did I hear whistling?


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.


Daglingworth does exist, it’s near Cirencester. Dudbridge is near Stroud close to the River Frome, one assumes that a bridge near there failed at some time.

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