English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Piddle Lane & Piddle Wd

Other OS name in the Parish of Cerne Abbas

Historical Forms

  • Piddle-lane 1824 Pigot


, so named because the lane ( Piddle-lane 1824 Pigot ) runs SE to Piddletrenthide par . infra and the wood lies beside the lane . It was noted by M.H . in 1975 that the roadsign for Piddle Lane had been removed , whether by a souvenir hunter or a bowdleriser , cf. the 1956 controversy regarding the names of villages in the Piddle valley 1 315 .