UK

1998 REGIONAL FAVOURITES
GREATER LONDON

The top 10 house names in the Greater London region are:

1. The Cottage (1) 6. School House (6)
2. The Coach House (5) 7. The White House (7)
3. The Bungalow (2) 8. Woodlands (8)
4. Rose Cottage (3) 9. The Old Rectory (17)
5. The Lodge (4) 10. The Gables (10)

(1998 UK Top 50 position in brackets)

In Greater London, the top 10 house names are broadly in line with the national survey, although The Old Rectory is a notable inclusion. Outside the top 10, there is a clear appreciation of the countryside (and perhaps a desire to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city), with many rustic sounding names such as Orchard House, The Willows, Green Acres and Tangle Wood.

Also, an astonishing number of ‘glens’ prefix house names, perhaps suggesting a general soft spot for the Scottish countryside (eg Glen Avon, Glen Brook, Glen Cairn).

The influence of royalty is strong in the Greater London region (eg Elizabeth House, Clarence House, Princess Beatrice House, Tudor Cottage).

The abundance of ecclesiastical buildings which have been converted into homes has helped generate a proliferation of saintly names such as St James’ House, St John’s House, St Michael’s House.

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