Deep pockets needed to buy on village street

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FANCY a home in the area’s most expensive street?

Then head to Dronfield - where houses in Millthorpe Lane go for an average of £665,000 a time.

A survey by Lloyds TSB found the street was one of the top 10 most expensive roads in the East Midlands.

But a similar look at property prices in Yorkshire saw addresses in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster fail completely to make the charts.

Streets in Sheffield’s leafy Dore, Fulwood and Ecclesall suburbs couldn’t compete with roads in Leeds, York, Wetherby and Knaresborough - even though the Sheffield Hallam constituency is regularly named as one of the richest in the land.

Instead at the top of the listings was Bracken Park in Scarcroft, Leeds, where homes go for a whopping average of £934,000.

Lloyds TSB housing economist Suren Thiru said the Yorkshire top 10 streets were found mostly in the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ between Harrogate, York and north Leeds.

He added: “Unsurprisingly, the most expensive residential streets in England and Wales are in London, but Bracken Park in Leeds takes the title in Yorkshire and the Humber.

“The survey shows the most expensive streets continue to be tightly clustered in relatively small areas.”

The house prices were calculated from arithmetic annual average prices of house transactions between January 2007 and October 2011.