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Old 01 November 2017, 01:57 PM
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In Ipswich there's a Coprolite Street near the docks, which was named because one of the exports from the docks used to be fertilizer made from coprolites. (Apparently a local man had the patent on the extraction process). That's not really a legend though, as it's unambiguously true...

There's a Peascod Street in Windsor. When I saw it I assumed it was a corruption of "Please God Street", since I think "peascod" was used at one time as a substitute exclamation to avoid blasphemy. But apparently it derives from "pes croft" because at one time peas were actually grown there. Also it's apparently pronounced "pesscot" rather than the phonetic pronunciation you'd expect.
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