UK

1998 REGIONAL FAVOURITES EAST MIDLANDS

The top 10 house names in the East Midlands region are:

1. The Cottage (1) 6. Orchard House (16)
2. The Bungalow (2) 7. The Old Rectory (17)
3. Rose Cottage (3) 8. The Old Vicarage (15)
4. The Willows (11) 9. The Lodge (4)
5. Manor Farm (36) 10. The Gables (10)

(1998 UK Top 50 position in brackets)

In the East Midlands, the top three house names are identical to the national survey, but Manor Farm is a notable inclusion as it only positioned at number 36 in the national Survey.

Outside the top 10, house names relating to the landscape, trees and shrubs abound, with common examples including The Hollies, Ivy Cottage, Woodlands, The Brambles and The Pines.

A profusion of properties are named after birds and animals, such as Mallard House, Mole End, The Squirrels, Hedgehog Cottage and Badgers.

Names which indicate the type of property (and probably their rustic history) proliferate more than in any other region with farms, lodges, manors and granges dominating (helping to explain Manor Farm’s position in the number five slot), perhaps reflecting the farmlands of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

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