This Doncaster road has been named in the top 10 rudest street names in the UK

A Doncaster road has been named as one of the top ten rudest in the UK in a new survey.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 12:21 pm

Backside Lane in Warmsworth was listed alongside streets such as Dick Place, Crotch Crescent, and Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate following research from driving experts LeaseVan.co.uk.

British roads have been given their names in a variety of different ways over the years, from historic settlements to community nicknames which have stuck. In recent times responsibility has fallen on local borough or district councils when assigning street names.

A spokesperson from LeaseVan.co.uk said: “Some homeowners will view their crude road name 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.

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This Doncaster road was named as one of Britain's rudest.
This Doncaster road was named as one of Britain's rudest.

“Funny or rude road names are a guaranteed way to break the ice. 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 top ten

1. Grope Lane

Found in the quaint English town of Shrewsbury, Grope Lane is steeped in history and was once best known for being a red-light district. The Tudor town is no stranger to silly names, with Bogey Lane and Butts Road just a stone’s throw away.

2. Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate

Located in York, this silly name is longer than the very short street it belongs to! Dating back to 1505, the original name of Whitnourwhatnourgate translates to ‘what a street’. Visitors to York can also enjoy a visit to Goodramgate and Back Swinegate.

3. Dick Place

Visitors to Dick Place in Edinburgh will be pleasantly surprised by the treelined pavements and pretty stone walls. It is likely that this street was named after landowner Sir Thomas Dick-Lauder of Fountainhall in the early 1900s.

4. Crotch Crescent

Telling delivery drivers where to bring your takeaway might be embarrassing for residents of Crotch Crescent in Oxfordshire, but house prices are on average 40 thousand pounds cheaper than those in surrounding areas. The saving might be worth getting red faced for.

5. Spanker Lane

Road users heading through Belper in Derbyshire can have a giggle when passing by Spanker Lane and thirsty guests could stop off for a drink in the nearby Spanker Inn.

6. Willey Lane

Over in Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire, passers-by can enjoy the picturesque view of a local reservoir and carp fishery at Willey Lane.

7. Butthole Lane

Found in Shepshed, Leicestershire, residents of Butthole Lane have refused suggestions to change its name, insisting they aren’t bothered by it.

8. Minge Lane

Inhabitants of Minge Lane in Upton-upon-Severn had the chance to change to Minns Lane in 1945, but it stayed as it was in the 1950 census. The road the Worcestershire village in sits between two local churches and a school.

9. Titty Ho

Over in Northamptonshire, residents of Raunds have a residential street called Titty Ho. Directly opposite is a small river, which is named Hog Dyke.

10. Backside Lane

People passing through Doncaster on the A1 can take a short detour through Backside Lane, which sits just behind Doncaster By-pass.