Best website I have seen for a good long time - thanks @DaveP
Link: Road Names
A collection of 'odd' street names organised into categories and with links to Google Street View:
We have a God's Blessing Lane which is sweet, and an Avenue Road which is just weird
I live on a road with "crescent" in the name that's perfectly straight, so I make a habit of spotting such oxymoron roads
Cold Bath Road is my favourite in Birmingham
Near me is Dry Hill Park Road which sounds like they bunged together all the words they could think of.
Near me is Thong Lane (in fact the secondary school I went to is on it), it gets it name from the fact there is a tiny hamlet at the end (of about 10 farm houses) called (you guessed it) Thong.
My Ex used to live in Happy Bottom. We also have a Crack Lane, a Melancholy Lane and a Shatters Hill...
There is a Water Road in Reading which isn't funny in itself, however it does amuse me that the Fire Station is on that road :-)
Oooo... That reminds me. Broadstone Library is on Story Lane.
Ahhh good to see 'Bell End' in Wollaston is on the list.
Makes me chuckle every time I drive past it
Edit: Just noticed 'Memory Lane' in Leicester, I drive past that church all the time and never saw the road name. Another little chuckle point on my journey
Edit 2: Ok last edit, but the Father-in-Law lives on Water-Ma-Trout and yeah it makes me laugh too
Last edited by sparkeh; 15th August 2013 at 11:04 AM.
The Police didn't end up on Letsby Avenue by mistake, it was a joke by the developer during the planning of a new road that stuck:
Street name chimes with its station | UK news | The Guardian
And I'm glad to see Long Line just outside Sheffield made it to the "conceptual" section. Guess what? It's a long straight road!
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