Doncaster road named in top 20 of Britain's rudest and silliest street names

A Doncaster village road has been named as one of Britain’s silliest in a rundown of the country’s strangest and rudest street names.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 10:34 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 10:52 am

Backside Lane in Warmsworth made it into the top 20 of the list which also includes names such as Ha-Ha Road and Titty Ho.

The road, which runs alongside the A630 and near to the A1(M) is a quiet residential street.

But its unusual monicker earned in 18th spot in a list of the country’s 35 most unusual and silly street names.

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Backside Lane in Doncaster.

Researchers from driving experts LeaseVan.co.uk revealed weird and wonderful names from across the UK, with many of those highlighted likely to bring on fits of laughter in homes, offices and playgrounds around the country.

Other streets to make the list include Crutched Friars, French Ordinary Court and Frying Pan Alley in central London.

Ghost House Lane in Nottingham, There And Back Again Lane in Bristol and Christmas Pie Avenue in Surrey also made the cut.

Even families fortunate enough to live on one of Scotland’s priciest residential roads – in the Grange area of Edinburgh – still have to put up with it’s silly name: Dick Place.

Tim Alcock from LeaseVan.co.uk said: “Some homeowners will see it as a curse while other families will love it, but one thing is for certain – living on or near a street with a silly name certainly isn’t boring.

“Funny or rude road names are a guaranteed way to break the ice in any and our customers are frequently full of suggestion.

“As vehicle specialists we’re constantly talking to drivers, who spend their days travelling the length and breadth of the UK.

“So for the entertainment of all road users, we’ve highlighted some of the most amusing lanes, streets and alleys we’ve come across over the years.”

Here’s the full rundown

1. Silly Lane

Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

2. Frying Pan Alley

Spitalfields, London

3. Ingle Pingle

Loughborough, Leicestershire

4. Dick Place

The Grange, Edinburgh

5. Christmas Pie Avenue

Flexford, Surrey

6. Knick Knack Lane

Brixham, Devon

7. Crotch Crescent

Oxford, Oxfordshire

8. Spanker Lane

Belper, Derbyshire

9. French Ordinary Court

City of London

10. Willey Lane

Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire

11. Lane Road

Wakes Colne, Essex

12. Butthole Lane

Shepshed, Leicestershire

13. Ha-Ha Road

Woolwich, London

14. Ghost House Lane

Chilwell, Nottingham

15. Trailcock Road

Carrickfergus, County Antrim

16. Trolling Down Hill

Dartford, Kent

17. Titty Ho

Raunds, Northamptonshire

18. Backside Lane

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

19. Worlds End Road

Brown’s Green, Birmingham

20. Fanny Street

Cathays, Cardiff

21. Inner Ting Tong

Budleigh Salterton, Devon

22. Hooker Road

Norwich, Norfolk

23. Cock-A-Dobby

Sandhurst, Berkshire

24. Dumb Woman’s Lane

Rye, East Sussex

25. There And Back Again Lane

Brandon, Bristol.

26. Hardon Road

Wolverhampton, West Midlands.

27. Slack Bottom

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

28. No Name Street

Sandwich, Kent.

29. Semicock Road

Ballymoney, County Antrim

30. Crutched Friars

City of London

31. Lickers Lane

Whiston, Prescot, Lancashire

32. Crack Hill

Brocastle, Bridgend

33. Court Cocking

St. Ives, Cornwall

34. Tom Tit Lane

Maldon, Essex

35. Bleak Place

Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent