Lickers Lane named among silliest street names in the UK

Lickers Lane in Whiston
Lickers Lane in Whiston

Lickers Lane in Whiston has been named among 35 of the UK's silliest street names by researchers from driving experts LeaseVan.co.uk.


Other streets to make the list include There And Back Again Lane, Ha-Ha Road, Titty Ho, Christmas Pie Avenue, There and Back Again Lane, Lane Road, Crutched Friars, French Ordinary Court and Frying Pan Alley.

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 LeaseVan.co.uk 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.

“Funny or rude road names are a guaranteed way to break the ice in any and our customers are frequently full of suggestion.

“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.”

In no particular order, here is the LeaseVan.co.uk list:

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.