Doncaster in top ten places for romantic street names ahead of Valentine's Day

Doncaster has been named as one of the most romantic places in the UK for street names ahead of Valentine’s Day.

Friday, 12th February 2021, 11:30 am

The Royal Mail placed Doncaster in sixth spot in a rundown of places with romantic and love-related street names.

The research reveals that 1 in 10 British named homes look to love and all its wonders for moniker inspiration.

The study also unveiled romance as being one of the most common muses for the nation’s street names, accounting for 1% of the overall UK total.

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Doncaster has dozens of romantic street names.

‘Love Lane’ is the nation’s most popular amorous street name, followed by ‘Dove Close’. There are also over 8,000 ‘Rose Cottage’ addresses peppering our fair isle.

With more than their fair share of ‘chocolate box appeal’ period properties, Hereford and Norwich are the UK’s most densely populated places for love-related property names.

The heady romance of the Yorkshire moors sees the county emerge as the nation’s ‘most romantic’, with 354 separate street and house names stretching from Sheffield to Harrogate to Pontefract. This is closely followed by Essex, which boasts several towns with a particularly high proportion of love-related addresses.

Some of the more left-of-field choices for romantic street names include ‘Kissing Batch’ in Frome, ‘Heart In Hand Road’ in Herne Bay and ‘Lover’s Loan’ in Alva, Scotland.

There are over 24,000 UK streets and houses sporting a romance-related name, according to new research from Royal Mail.

The study says Doncaster has 166 romantic street names, with only Salford, Norwich, York, Bristol and London having more.