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With road names including Holly Road, Mistletoe Road, Christmas Avenue and Rudolph Court, Hampshire is the most Christmas-friendly county

- Birmingham leads the festive ranking by cities and boroughs -

With over 2,200 variations, Hampshire has topped a chart for the county with the most festive street names*. Landmark Information Group, the UK’s leading supplier of digital mapping, property and environmental risk information, has undertaken research of its national datasets to identify the areas that come out on top with road names linked to Christmastime – and counties located in the South are at the top of the chart.

With road names including Holly Road, Mistletoe Road, Christmas Avenue and Rudolph Court, Hampshire is the most Christmas-friendly county, followed by Surrey, Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent. Lancashire is the most festive Northern counties, which features at number 11 in the chart with 885 variations.

When looking specifically at key cities and boroughs, the Midlands and North shine brightly, with Birmingham leads with over 3,300 festively named roads, followed by Durham and Leeds. Those at the bottom of the chart with the least number of festive street names include Swindon with just four, while Denbighshire in north Wales has just two.

Over a quarter (27%) of all streets named ‘Santa’ are located in Milton Keynes, while Hertfordshire is at the front of the pack when it comes to streets named ‘Rudolph’. Only Devon and Hampshire have streets with the word ‘Cracker’ included, while almost a third of all ‘Turkey’ referenced street names can be found in Enfield. Medway leads when it comes to streets named ‘Christmas’ with almost a quarter of all Christmas-named streets being based in the area (23.8%). There are no streets currently named ‘Humbug’ across the UK!

Samantha Ashton, Landmark Information Group said: “We cross-examined our national datasets to see which areas of the country really are the most festive based on their street-names, while Hampshire strived as the leading county, overall Birmingham came out on top with well over 3,300 roads that have a Christmas connection – whether it’s Ivy Avenue, Old Snow Hill, Holly Lane or Bells Farm. It’s been interesting to see just which areas come out top.”

Christmas Street Names – Top 20, by county:
1. HAMPSHIRE
2. SURREY
3. ESSEX
4. HERTFORDSHIRE
5. KENT
6. STAFFORDSHIRE
7. NORFOLK
8. WORCESTERSHIRE
9. OXFORDSHIRE
10. WARWICKSHIRE
11. LANCASHIRE
12. CHESHIRE EAST
13. DEVON
14. MEDWAY
15. BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
16. LINCOLNSHIRE
17. LEICESTERSHIRE
18. WEST SUSSEX
19. EAST SUSSEX
20. SUFFOLK

Top 20, by Cities & Boroughs:
1. BIRMINGHAM
2. DURHAM
3. LEEDS
4. SOUTHWARK
5. MANCHESTER
6. LIVERPOOL
7. DUDLEY
8. SHEFFIELD
9. BARNET
10. SANDWELL
11. CARDIFF
12. WAKEFIELD
13. BRISTOL
14. NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
15. GATESHEAD
16. GLASGOW CITY
17. ENFIELD
18. SOLIHULL
19. BOLTON
20. SOUTHAMPTON

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Notes to Editors:
*Christmas-themed search words: Turkey, snow, Santa, Rudolph, Mistletoe, Ivy, Holly, Cracker, Christmas and Bells

To determine the findings, Landmark analysed Ordnance Survey datasets.

About Landmark Information Group:
Landmark Information Group, part of the Daily Mail General Trust, is the UK’s leading provider of land and property search information, including digital mapping, environmental risk reports for property professionals.

Working closely with data providers including Ordnance Survey, the Environment Agency, the Coal Authority and the British Geological Survey enables Landmark to offer current and historical environmental risk management information and desktop mapping solutions for the property industry. Since 1995, substantial investment has been made in establishing the Landmark database, which is one of the largest geographical information databases in Europe.

Visit http://www.landmark.co.uk/ or follow Landmark on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LandmarkUK

Editor’s Contact:
Peppa Sheridan
Peptalk Communications
01787 313822 // peppa@peptalkpr.co.uk

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