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The most popular street names in England and Wales

Em Morley - September 28, 2021

Research from GetAgent.co.uk, the estate agent comparison site, reveals which street names appear to be the most popular in England and Wales so far this year.

GetAgent analysed price paid data from the Land Registry for property sales completed so far in 2021 and found a mostly religious theme.

Across England and Wales, the most popular street name is Church Road. So far in 2021, there have been 723 purchases located on a Church Road, with an average sold house price of £355,000.

This is followed by Church Street with 632 transactions across the nation selling for an average of £285,000. ‘Church Lane’ ranks third, with 524 transactions and an average sold price of £386,000.

With 265 transactions, Chapel Street also makes the list with homes selling for an average price of £140,000.

By analysing the data on a regional level, GetAgent has also revealed the most popular street names in each region of England and Wales.

LocationRoad nameTransactionsMedian Sold Price
North WestCHESTER ROAD74£340,000
North EastDURHAM ROAD26£111,500
East MidlandsCHURCH LANE95£285,000
Yorkshire and the HumberCHAPEL STREET107£59,995
East of EnglandCHURCH ROAD169£405,000
LondonCHURCH ROAD66£448,500
South EastCHURCH ROAD166£410,000
South WestCHURCH ROAD133£330,000
West Midlands regionCHURCH ROAD68£266,800
WalesCHURCH ROAD32£232,500
Data sourced from the Land Registry Price Paid records Jan 2021 to July 2021 (latest available) for all residential sales excluding property types listed as ‘other’.

Colby Short, Founder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk, commented: “The housing market is booming across England and Wales and while demand is high across the board, it seems that church related road names are commanding the greatest level of buyer interest.

“Of course, the fragmented nature of the property market means that while these road names are the most popular, transaction levels and property values differ drastically from one region to the next.

“The driving factor behind this popularity is no doubt due to the strong history of the church within England and Wales rather than a particular desire to live on a church related street name in the modern age.

“While many churches may have now vanished, it’s likely that in a previous time they were the focal point of a town or village and so those road names to have held their reference today are likely to be central, close to amenities, and therefore popular amongst homebuyers.”

The top three most popular road names in each area based on transactions in 2021 so far

LocationRoad nameTransactionsMedian Sold Price
East MidlandsCHURCH LANE95£285,000
CHURCH STREET92£302,875
DERBY ROAD69£240,000
East of EnglandCHURCH ROAD169£405,000
CHURCH STREET124£368,750
CHURCH LANE91£415,000
LondonCHURCH ROAD66£448,500
AVENUE ROAD52£562,500
DEVONSHIRE ROAD50£490,500
North EastDURHAM ROAD26£111,500
CHURCH STREET26£84,250
CHURCH LANE17£250,000
North WestCHESTER ROAD74£340,000
CHURCH STREET74£140,000
CHURCH ROAD65£220,000
South EastCHURCH ROAD166£410,000
BRIGHTON ROAD149£400,000
CHURCH LANE110£617,500
South WestCHURCH ROAD133£330,000
CHURCH STREET86£315,000
BATH ROAD80£375,000
West Midlands regionCHURCH ROAD68£266,800
CHURCH STREET49£220,000
CHESTER ROAD37£285,000
Yorkshire and the HumberCHAPEL STREET107£59,995
CHURCH STREET69£173,750
CHURCH LANE59£255,000
WalesCHURCH ROAD32£232,500
CHURCH STREET29£135,000
BRIDGE STREET26£120,000
EnglandCHURCH ROAD723£355,000
CHURCH STREET632£285,000
CHURCH LANE524£386,000
CHAPEL STREET265£140,000
ALEXANDRA ROAD223£245,000
Data sourced from the Land Registry Price Paid records Jan 2021 to July 2021 (latest available) for all residential sales excluding property types listed as ‘other’.