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Offensive street names? Water off a duck's back, say residents
2:30pm 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 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
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