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  • Royal Mail
    12 April 2017
    Egg-cellent street and nest names
  • There are a 66,723 street and house names referencing the Easter, according to Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit. Rise, cross and parade are the most common terms referring the egg-citing day.
  • Islington, N1 has the most egg-cellent Easter-themed street and house names. The N1 Postcode has 21 Easter-themed street names and 277 house names according to analysis of the UK’s 29.9 million Postcodes.
  • Around the UK, the South East has the highest number of Easter-themed streets and homes (13,980) followed by the East (12,040) and the South West (10,967). Northern Ireland and the North East have the fewest, with just 890 and 1,943 respectively.
     

There are a 66,723 street and house names referencing Easter, according to Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit. Rise, cross and parade are the most common terms referencing the egg-citing day.

The South East has the highest number of Easter-themed streets and homes (13,980), followed by the East (12,040) and the South West (10,967). Northern Ireland and the North East have the fewest, with just 890 and 1,943 respectively.

On a local level, Islington, N1 has the most egg-cellently named streets and houses followed by Brent Cross, NW9 and Rochdale, OL12. The N1 Postcode has 21 Easter-themed street names and 277 house names according to analysis of the UK’s 29.9 million Postcodes.

The top ten Easter-themed Postcodes are:

Postcode - No of street names + No of house names = Total
1. N1, Islington - 21 + 277 = 298
2. NW9, Brent Cross - 46 + 191 = 243
3. OL12, Rochdale - 13 + 217 = 230
4. CR0, Croydon - 51 + 140 = 191
5. ST5, Newcastle - 54 + 130 = 184
6. NG1, Nottingham - 64 + 111 = 175
= 7.  BA2, Bath  - 54 + 111 = 165
= 7.  BS3, Bristol - 13 + 152 = 165
8. L33, Liverpool  - 0 + 160 = 160
= 9.  E15, London - 12 + 137 = 149
= 9.  YO25, Driffield  - 43 + 106 = 149 
10. RG7, Reading - 53 + 95 = 148

Eggs-tra special street names
Nationally, there are 29,464 street names referencing Easter. Rise (6,139), cross (3,752) and parade (2,809) are the most common.

When it comes to Postcode districts, Harrogate, HG1 (71), Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 (69) and Sudbury, CO10 (67) have the highest concentration of egg-cellently named Easter streets. Parade and rise are the two names used most frequently (59 and 12 respectively) in HG1, while church tops the list in CV37 and CO10. 

Animal references feature heavily in Cranbrook, TN17 and Nottingham, NG11 and NG12. Cranbrook is home to three streets named Chicks and Nottingham is home to five named Bunny. If you are looking for fancy headgear or a cracking round food item, then take a trip to Southampton, SO32 or Tonbridge, TN. They are home to streets called Bonnet and Egg, although if you prefer your eggs scrambled, try Break Egg Hill in Billericay, CM11.

Egg-cellent house names
There are 37,259 Easter-themed properties in the UK. The top name is cross (6,436), closely followed by rise (4,741) and parade (2,466). 

Islington, N1 has the highest concentrations of Easter-themed house names (277), closely followed by Rochdale, OL12 (217) and Brent Cross, NW9 (197). Islington home owners selected angel (187) and chocolate (50) as their ode to Easter while those in Rochdale went for rise (217).

Whether you prefer hard boiled or scrambled, there are 87 home owners around the country who love eggs so much that they have named their homes after the classic snack. Lambs prove to be more popular with 524 homes dedicated to the spring time animal. 

Steve Rooney, Head of Royal Mail’s Address Management Unit, said: “There are more than 120,000 postmen and women walking the UK’s streets every morning and these street and house names add a bit of fun. They are egg-cellent and it is no yolk that they definitely put a smile on our faces when we are out, no matter the weather.”

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ISSUED BY
Royal Mail press office
Rebecca Maund
0203 338 1007
rebecca.maund@royalmail.com

Notes for editors
Number of Easter-themed street and house names per region:
South East – 13,980
East of England – 12,040
South West – 10,967
West Midlands – 6,639
East Midlands – 7,454
North East – 1,943
Northern Ireland – 890
Scotland – 3,433
Wales – 5,841
Yorkshire – 5,562
London – 4,111
North West – 6,052

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