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Obscure placenames part IV: Matching Green

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I used to laugh every time I drove anywhere near Matching Green, but what I didn’t know at the time was that one of the next villages along was called Matching Tye. I don’t know which is better…

I’ve also started to notice that oddly-named places seem to come in clusters. For example, not far from Matching Green we also have Red Ho, Brick Ho, and, perhaps best of all, Collin’s Cross. I don’t know who Collin is, but if ever you’re passing Brick Ho, it’s probably best to walk straight ahead and try not to inflame the situation…

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Written by Richard Wilson

July 31, 2008 at 10:00 am

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  1. Richard,

    Just within this small snippet of map you’ve failed to mention Faggoters Farm and more pertinently that between Matching Green and Matching Tye is simply Matching.

    btw Matching Green has a pretty good classic car show each year and a great pub just on the green (marked by the PH in fact).



    July 31, 2008 at 11:59 am

  2. Good point! Not to mention “High laver” and “Little Laver”…

    I had no idea about Matching Green Car Show… Not quite in the range of the Six Mile Bottom Shoot I guess, (a truly unique experience, apparently) but still pretty good…


    July 31, 2008 at 1:19 pm

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