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Thoroughfare Descriptors

List of Thoroughfare & Dependent Thoroughfare descriptors in the UK

Updated 21 Jul 2020

Below is a table of standard thoroughfare and dependent thoroughfare descriptors in the UK

Descriptor
Acre
Acres
Alley
Almshouses
Approach
Arcade
Arches
Avenue
Avenues
Axe
Bank
Banks
Bar
Bars
Bottom
Boulevard
Brae
Bridge
Broadway
Brook
Brow
Buildings
Bungalows
Butts
Causeway
Centre
Chase
Circle
Circus
Cliff
Cliffe
Close
Collonade
Common
Coppice
Copse
Corner
Cottages
Cotts
Court
Courtyard
Covert
Crescent
Crest
Croft
Cross
Cut
Cutting
Cuttings
Dale
Decks
Dell
Dene
Dock
Docks
Down
Downs
Drive
Drove
Droveway
Dyke
Dykes
Eastgate
Edge
Elms
Embankment
End
Ends
Esplanade
Estate
Fen
Field
Fields
Flats
Fold
Foregate
Furlong
Furlongs
Garden
Gardens
Garth
Gate
Glade
Glebe
Glen
Gorse
Grange
Green
Ground
Grove
Head
Heath
Heights
Hey
Heys
Highway
Hill
Hills
Hollow
Houses
How
Hyde
Ing
Junction
Knoll
Knowe
Lane
Lanes
Lawn
Lawns
Lea
Leas
Leaze
Lees
Ley
Leys
Link
Loan
Loaning
Loke
Mall
Market
Marsh
Mead
Meade
Meadow
Meadows
Meads
Mews
Mount
Northgate
Orchard
Oval
Paddock
Pike
Place
Plain
Plaza
Pleasant
Point
Portway
Precinct
Promenade
Pyghtle
Pyke
Quad
Quadrangle
Quadrant
Quarters
Quay
Quayside
Range
Reach
Retreat
Riddings
Ride
Ridge
Riding
Ridings
Ring
Rise
Road
Roads
Row
Royd
Side
Southgate
Spinney
Square
Steine
Steps
Stile
Strand
Street
Terrace
Top
Turning
Twitten
Tye
Vale
Valley
Viaduct
View
Villas
Ville
Vista
Vue
Walk
Wall
Water
Way
Waye
Westgate
Wharf
Wharfe
Within
Without
Wood
Wynd
Wynde

The list of descriptors is by no means definitive and may be extended

You may also download the list in CSV format.