Raunds road included in list of UK's silliest street names

A road in Raunds has made a list of the UK's 35 silliest street names.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 12:15 pm
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 12:15 pm
Titty Ho in Raunds. Credit: Google

Titty Ho, linking London Road and the Wellington Road/Grove Street roundabout, is included in a list compiled by van firm leasevan.co.uk.

But another funny street name in our area - Bell End in Wollaston - has not made the cut. Last week a street sign there was stolen yet again.

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

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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 its silly name: Dick Place.

Tim Alcock from firm 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."

The full list is found below:

1. Silly Lane, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire, LA2.

2. Frying Pan Alley, Spitalfields, London, E1.

3. Ingle Pingle, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11.

4. Dick Place, The Grange, Edinburgh, EH9.

5. Christmas Pie Avenue, Flexford, Surrey, GU3.

6. Knick Knack Lane, Brixham, Devon, TQ5.

7. Crotch Crescent, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3.

8. Spanker Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56.

9. French Ordinary Court, City of London, E1.

10. Willey Lane, Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire, NG16.

11. Lane Road, Wakes Colne, Essex, CO6

12. Butthole Lane, Shepshed, Leicestershire, LE12.

13. Ha-Ha Road, Woolwich, London, SE18.

14. Ghost House Lane, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9.

15. Trailcock Road, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38.

16. Trolling Down Hill, Dartford, Kent, DA2.

17. Titty Ho, Raunds, Northamptonshire, NN9.

18. Backside Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4.

19. Worlds End Road, Brown’s Green, Birmingham, B20.

20. Fanny Street, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24.

21. Inner Ting Tong, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9.

22. Hooker Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7.

23. Cock-A-Dobby, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47.

24. Dumb Woman’s Lane, Rye, East Sussex, TN31.

25. There And Back Again Lane, Brandon, Bristol, BS8.

26. Hardon Road, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV4.

27. Slack Bottom, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7.

28. No Name Street, Sandwich, Kent, CT13.

29. Semicock Road, Ballymoney, County Antrim, BT53

30. Crutched Friars, City of London, EC3N.

31. Lickers Lane, Whiston, Prescot, Lancashire, L35.

32. Crack Hill, Brocastle, Bridgend, CF35.

33. Court Cocking, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26.

34. Tom Tit Lane, Maldon, Essex, CM9.

35. Bleak Place, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6.