Rude-sounding street names may be responsible for a slash in property value prices - but they also make ripe territory for those in search of a bargain, a new survey has found.
Real estate website needaproperty.com examined the impact of innuendo-laden road names such as Crotch Crescent and Cockshoot Close on the value of houses based there.
It found an average 22% dip in price compared to other houses in conventionally-named streets nearby. For example, the average price for a detached house in Minge Lane, Worcestershire, is £253,389 compared to nearby Longfield, where homes go for £325,000.
The findings are good news for first-time home owners looking to snap up a bargain; especially as 40% of 2000 people questioned in the same survey said they would not be put off buying a property because of an embarrassing street name.
Scott Green, CEO of NeedaProperty.com, said, "Whilst living in a street with a funny or rude name might be a fun conversation starter or source of dinner party banter, it might not be so good when it comes to selling your house.
"However, with an embarrassing street name causing such a big difference in a property’s value, it seems there are bargains to be had for those who don’t mind a bit of innuendo."
With that in mind, we've rounded up some of Britain's naughtiest-sounding street signs. Want a land a property bargain? These places could do trick:
ABOVE: The Knob (thoughtfully illustrated) in Kings Sutton, Oxfordshire.
ABOVE: Shitterton village in Dorset. The sign was stolen so many times that villagers eventually had a whip round to raise money for a stone sign to deter pranksters.
ABOVE: The village of Crapstone on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.
ABOVE: The residents of Butt Hole Road in South Yorkshire eventually clubbed together to change their street name to the more inane (and far less entertaining) Archers Way.
ABOVE: Backside Lane in Sibford Gower, Oxfordshire.
ABOVE: Cockshoot Close in Stonesfield, Oxfordshire.
ABOVE: Bush Lane in the heart of London.
ABOVE: A signpost for Scratchy Bottom near Lulworth, Dorset.
ABOVE: Penistone, a market town in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.
Photos: Rex Features