London - It is not the sort of address most people would want, but a group of English villagers has turned down a proposal to rename Cowshit Lane.

The name stirred controversy when the village of Golant in south-west England decided to have a map drawn up for visitors.

"I live there and I have no objection to the name," local council chairman Alistair Barr was quoted as saying by The Times newspaper on Friday.

"Some others have suggested renaming it Cowslip Lane, which I don't agree with."

Douglas Cooper, Barr's predecessor as chairman, said: "I only wish I lived there because I could put it on my headed notepaper." - Reuters