Bell End - one of the rudest named streets in Britain
Bell End - one of the rudest named streets in BritainGoogle

Families wanting to sell their homes in embarrassingly named roads could find themselves out of pocket, a new study has found.

Living in a road like Crotch Crescent, Bell End and The Knob are worth an average £84,000 less than similar properties, located a stone's throw away.

NeedaProperty spent two months researching the effect of street names on house prices for their 'Street Names Study'.

Sixty per cent of Brits quizzed admitted in their survey they would be put off living on a street if it had a rude name. But 40 per cent said they were not bothered about how others reacted to hearing their address.

Crotch Crescent
Crotch Crescent - one of the rudest named roads in BritainGoogle

Out of a poll of 2,000 adults, Minge Lane in Upton-upon-Severn was voted the worst street to live on, receiving 31 per cent of the votes.

A detached house in the street is valued at £253,389 compared to £325,000 in nearby Longfield.

Slag Lane in Lowton, Lancashire came second with 26 per cent of votes. A semi-detached house is worth only £112,620 compared with Fieldfare Close, which is streets ahead with an asking price of £141,297.

Other disparities in price can be seen also for homeowners living in Fanny Hands Lane, Ludford, Lincolnshire. A detached house valued at £157,200 was almost £100,000 less than properties situated in Magna Mile.

Here is the top 10 worst named roads:

1. Minge Lane, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, detached house - £253,389.

Detached house in nearby Longfield - £325,000.

2. Slag Lane, Lowton, Lancashire, semi-detached house - £112,620.

Semi-detached house in Fieldfare Close - £141,297.

3. Fanny Hands Lane, Ludford, Lincolnshire, detached house, £157,200

Detached house in Magna Mile, £236,987.

4. Bell End, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, semi-detached house, £126,409.

Semi-detached house in Uplands Avenue, £187,027.

5. Crotch Crescent, Marston, Oxfordshire, terraced house, £238,250.

Terraced house in Ouseley Close, £280,500.

6. The Knob, Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire, semi-detached house, £245,000.

Semi-detached house in Glebe Rise, £249,000.

7. Cock Lane, Farringdon, London, terraced house, £142,757.

Terraced house in Wreford Court, £162,500.

8. Cockshoot Close, Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, semi-detached house, £286,536.

Semi-detached house in Longore, £304,794.

9. Cumming Street, Islington, London, flat, £292,768.

Flat in Britannia Street, £358,419.

10. Cock A-Dobby, Sandhurst, Berkshire, detached house, £456,481.

Detached house in Longdown Road, £615,000.

NeedaProperty boss Scott Green said: "Whilst living in a street with a 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."

But residents in Fanny Hands Lane in Ludford, Lincolnshire, defended their road name and said it set them apart to the rest of the village.

Annie Gray, 60, who moved to Ludford from Croydon, south London, 12 years ago said: "If you're ever ordering anything and tell people your address, as soon as you say 'Fanny', they know exactly where you mean."