Wetwang is a village located in the historic county of Yorkshire. The village name is proposed as being a Viking name meaning “meeting place”—as the village is located on a crossroads of two main roads.
The name can obviously be misconstrued as meaning something else entirely.
Wetwang is very old and is even recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086! The village is known to have existed long before 1086, however, and in 2001, a very exciting discovery was made under Wetwang.
A chariot, belonging to British armies who fought against Julius Caesar, was uncovered alongside the remains of a female warrior.
A street in Wetwang was renamed “Chariot Way” after this event.
Wetwang is also notable for its black swans and has a local public house named the Black Swan in honor of the local birds.
The village often appears in lists of unusual or rude place names. During a Woman’s Institute centennial fair in 2015, the name of the village had to be censored on merchandise, as it was deemed as too rude!