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Would a rude sounding road name put you off a street?
2:32pm Wednesday 12th March 2014 in News
Would a rude sounding road name put you off buying a house?
Perhaps you cringe at your address sounding more like a furry animal or an un-PC comment.
A study for Needaproperty.com found road names bordering on the offensive sometimes resulted in cheaper house prices because people would be too embarrassed to live there - a suggestion Halstead estate agent Liam Riley has dismissed.
The assistant manager at Allen estates in Hedingham Road said: “The road name people snigger at in Halstead is Balls Chase, but people haven’t been put off buying or renting there because of the name.
“Swallow Walk sometimes provokes a snigger or a smile as well.
“At the end of the day, people buy because they like the house or the area, regardless of the name of the road.
Here's a selection of eyebrow-raising road names -
Balls Chase, Halstead
Cock Inn Corner, Sudbury Road, Little Maplestead
Cripple Corner, Pebmarsh
Hamsters Close, Pebmarsh
Hillie Bunnies, Earls Colne
Lamb Lane, Sible Hedingham
Mallows Field, Halstead
Rippers Court, Sible Hedingham
Robinhood End, Stambourne
Duck End, Finchingfield
Doghouse Road, Pattiswick
Dog Chase, Wethersfield
Faggot Yard, off Church Lane, Bocking
Lovers Lane, Wethersfield
Rotten End, Wethersfield
Sandwich Close, off Panfield Lane, Braintree
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