These are the spookiest streets in Britain and we've got the sales stats to prove it

 
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Could you stomach staying a night on Vampire Road? How about Coffin Close? Bloodhills?

These are all real places, with something in common: they're among the UK's spookiest streets, according to online estate agent HouseSimple.com.

And if you answered no to the question above, you're not alone. Another link between the scary addresses is that barely any houses have been sold on those streets in the past 10 years. This makes sense, given that it's previously been established that place names can have a significant impact on house prices.

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"Most of us wouldn’t read much into a name, but then we probably don’t live on Vampire Road, Reapers Close or Skull House Lane. And the sales numbers over the past year do suggest these streets may suffer a little because their names leave a shiver after the first viewing. After all, when the nights draw in, would you be slightly nervous about viewing a property on Hangman’s Lane?," said HouseSimple.com boss Alex Gosling.

"Fortunately, most people aren’t spooked by Halloween and the name of the street is unlikely to be a factor if you find your perfect property. A determined buyer won’t be put off buying a house because the street name is Gallow’s Close or Dead Lane, but maybe they just won’t view it on Friday the 13th."

There's a list of the 30 spookiest streets below - take a look and let us know your thoughts in this poll:

City AM Would a "spooky" street name put you off buying a property that you loved?

Street

Town

Number of house sales in past year

Number of house sales in past 10 years

Black Cat Drive

Northampton

4

19

Bloodhills

Great Yarmouth

1

3

Bones Lane

Lingfield

0

2

Broomstick Lane

Tring

0

1

Cauldron Crescent

Swanage

2

11

Cackle Street

Uckfield

0

9

Cemetery Lane

Tonbridge

0

0

Coffin Close

Swindon

1

18

Crucifix Lane

Camberwell

0

1

Dark Lane

Reading

0

14

Dead Lane

Colchester

0

4

Deadmans Lane

Derby

1

4

Devils Lane

Liphook

0

5

Gallows Close

Pevensey

0

7

Gallows Hill

Castleford

0

3

Hangman's Lane

Welwyn

1

3

Headless Close

Grange-over-Sands

0

11

Hell Lane

Bridport

0

0

Howling Lane

Alnwick

1

4

Reapers Close

Horsham

0

4

Revenge Close

Southsea

0

3

Skull House Lane

Wigan

0

8

Snake Lane

Alvechurch

2

15

Spiders Island

Salisbury

1

11

Spook Hill

Dorking

2

33

Stake Lane

Rochester

0

6

Vampire Road

Louth

2

6

Warlock Close

Newport

0

3

Witches Lane

Sevenoaks

1

11

TOTAL

19

227

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