Would a rude sounding road name put you off buying a house?

Perhaps you cringe at your address sounding more like a crime scene or a racy remark.

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 dismissed by local estate agents.

And while residents of Faggot Yard in Braintree have often been on the receiving end of sniggers, they are happy with their exclusive little neighbourhood.

Iain Lee, who has lived there for 18 years, said: “When I moved here, I thought I would get my leg pulled but it’s water off a duck’s back."

Here’s a selection of some of the more unusual road names across the Braintree and Witham areas.

Doghouse Road, Pattiswick

Dog Chase, Wethersfield

Faggot Yard, off Church Lane, Bocking

Fairy Hall Lane, Rayne

Pickpocket Lane, Black Notley

Rotten End, Wethersfield

Dancing Dicks Lane, Witham

Sneezum Walk, Witham

Cut Throat Lane, Witham