20 Scary Street Names You Might Want To Avoid This October! 👻

Watch Out For Witches Flying Over Your Car On ‘Broomstick Lane’! 🧙


Halloween is just a couple of weeks away now, so we thought today might be the best time to let our customers know about the number of scary street names we have in the UK – then it’s up to you to decide whether or not you’re brave enough to drive or walk down them on 31 October!

We’ve enjoyed celebrating Halloween for decades, with children up and down the country looking forward to dressing up in scary costumes before heading out with family and friends onto the streets, knocking at neighbour’s doors saying the words ‘Trick or Treat’, hoping they choose the latter so they don’t have to perform any evil spells!

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But what about those who live close to one of these scary streets, do they dare to knock on doors down ‘Dead Lane’ or ‘Hanging Hill Lane’ or do they avoid them because they’re too scared… would you dare?

I suppose it depends on why these streets were given such a scary name in the first place – are they based on spooky goings-on in the past or have they simply become scary to us because of our wild imaginations?

According to Historian Dr James Willoughby at Oxford University, whilst these street names may appear scary to us, they probably weren’t created with the intention to be scary.

“Place-names derive usually from Old English words that were descriptive of the landscape the settlement sits in. They may look like modern words, but that’s because they have changed their shape over the centuries,” said Dr Willoughby.

However, Gallows Hill in Lancaster, Lancashire, (not on the list) is where the Pendle witches were hanged, so you might want to avoid this area!

Our spooktacular list below includes 20 of the most frightening street names in the UK! So now we’ve drawn your attention to them, it’s up to you whether you dare to drive down one in your new lease car from Flexed on 31 October 2021 or NOT!

Our Top 20 Scary UK Street Names:

  1. Ghost House Lane – Beeston, Nottinghsm
  2. Elm Street – Middleton, Manchester
  3. Blood Hill – Somersham, Ipswich
  4. Ducking Stool Court – Romford
  5. Broomstick Lane – Chesham
  6. Cemetery Lane – Westerfield, Ipswich
  7. Warlock Road – Paddington, London
  8. Dark Lane – near to Hipperholme, Calderdale
  9. Hanging Hill Lane – Brentwood, Essex
  10. Devil’s Dyke Road – Brighton
  11. Witches Walk – Bridgwater
  12. Hell Lane – North Chideock, Dorset
  13. Stake Lane – Farnborough
  14. Hallow Road – Worcester
  15. Bats Lane – Winterbourne St Martin, Dorset
  16. Gallows Hill – Warwick
  17. Dead Lane – Ardleigh, Colchester
  18. Crucifix Lane – Camberwell
  19. Headless Cross Drive – Redditch
  20. Black Cat Drive – Northampton

So, you’re now aware of the scariest street names in the UK – drive down one if you dare! If you’re looking to lease a new car from Flexed this October, we’ve got a hauntingly fantastic range to choose from at spooktacularly low prices – call 0800 311 8290 TODAY or drop us a quick email to talk@flexed.co.uk



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